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Sound Map of the Blue Hills

Last fall, dozens of Friends' volunteers recorded noise levels in the Blue Hills.  Volunteers emailed the noise data to Boston University researchers who created a noise map of a portion of the Blue Hills.  (See below.) The Boston University research team was led by...

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Traffic Advisory Related to Controlled Deer Hunt

DCR Traffic Advisory: Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton  WHAT:          On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will institute road...

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#OptOutside at Houghton’s Pond

Friday, November 24, 10am Visitors Center at Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside Street in Milton The Friends of the Blue Hills has once again joined REI’s #OptOutside campaign to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors on Friday, November 24. Rather than spend the day at...

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Sneak Peek at the Eustis Estate

The Eustis Estate sits right next to the Blue Hills...  come to the Annual Celebration this Thursday, October 5th to learn how.  And watch the video with Peter Gittleman to get  insights into the Eustis Estate and it's rich history....

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What’s Invading the Blue Hills?

Some of the forests in the Blue Hills are threatened...  listen to Rick Kesseli, UMass Boston Chair of the Biology Department, to learn how during Blue Hills A-Live, the Facebook Live show.  Join us for the next one, Tuesday, 1pm on October 10th....

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Great Silent Auction Items!

Annual Celebration! Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Milton Hoosic Club Discounted ticket rate: $35 through midnight, October 2 Please join us for this special evening of food, friends and festivities.... and see below for the great silent auction items!    ...

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Are Eagles Nesting in Milton?

Are Eagles Nesting in Milton? By Lawrence Meyer Back in January 2016 I wrote about two eagles in Milton that had been seen regularly at Milton Landing since October 2014. I was thinking it might be time for an update probing the question of where they have been and...

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Neponset River Clean Up

Meet:  Martini Shell parking lot, 1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park Time:  8am – Coffee, donuts & check-in, 8:45 – Report to sites Date: September 23, 2017 Ages:  15 and up Bring:  water, hat, sunblock, work gloves Wear:  work clothes (no sandals). You may get very...

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Raffle: Dinner with Amazing Views!

Dinner Raffle Offers Very Best in Dining and Views! For this year’s Dinner in the Blue Hills Raffle, you have a chance to enjoy a mouth-watering dinner for six provided by The Townshend, the hottest new restaurant in Quincy.  The Townshend just won the prestigious...

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Blue Hills A-Live — Starts September 19!

Facebook Live Show Launches September 19 for Four Weeks When you watch Blue Hills A-Live, you will see the hidden changes in the Blue Hills, learn about places you may not have visited and join expert guides to explore the Blue Hills. Blue Hills A-Live is a...

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Eliot Tower Closed for Renovation

Eliot Tower Closed for Renovation Great Blue Hill Eliot Tower and Pavilion is getting a face-lift this Fall! The Eliot Observation Tower and Pavilion is closed for renovations.  The tower and pavilion are getting a new roof and the area around the structure will be...

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Your Vote Could Mean $5,000 for the Blue Hills!

Friends of the Blue Hills Volunteer Named as Finalist for Boston’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program... Please Vote for Caleb! An extraordinary volunteer who does a tremendous amount for the Blue Hills, Caleb Blankenship, has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s...

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Are you a Naturalist?”

Are you a Naturalist?” Recognizing the value of our surroundings through the eyes of a photographer by Jack Whitacre, PhD student in UMass Boston's IGERT Coasts and Communities Program What is Naturalism? Many don’t know how to define ‘naturalism’ but enjoy...

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Celebrating Gifts of Today and Tomorrow

Honoring Hilltop and Skyline Society Members Celebrating Gifts of Today and Tomorrow Members of the Hilltop and Skyline Societies were honored for their generosity and commitment to the Blue Hills at a summer soiree this summer.  Participants enjoyed an evening in the...

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Stroller-friendly Hikes

The Best Stroller-friendly hikes in the Blue Hills Hiking is a great way to give your kids the benefit of exercise and the outdoors.  But when you have kids of different ages or you’re worried you’ll have to carry them home (or deal with tantrums), you might find it...

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Help Map the Noise

Please take a hike… and collect data on noise pollution Saturday, September 16 (Rain date: Sunday, September 17) Drop in from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Walk takes about two hours) Blue Hill Ski Area, 4001 Washington St, Canton For questions or to sign-up: email...

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