FBH Newsletter

Photo by Mark Milliken

Current IssueSummer 2014 Introducing Peek a Blue Hikes, Renovations at Ponkapoag Golf Course, Repairs at Broderick Stable, now you can Sponsor a Trail, check out the photos from Green Up.

Archive – 2014

April – June: Take the Strive for 35 Challenge; Evans and Meline Longacre give back to the Blue Hills; Blue Hills a part of the Tran family; Green Up June 8; Remembering Anne Parker; photos of this year’s Winter Fest.

January – March 2014: meeting Kathy McDonald; legislative efforts to protect Fowl Meadow; ski team on the Blue Hills, photos of Annual Celebration.

Archive – 2013

October – December 2013: Honoring some of the founders of FBH:  John and Maritta Cronin; Otters in the Blue Hill; Milton students teach us about Lyme disease; Summer Fest photos; and new FBH tag line!

July – September 2013: Fowl Meadow threatened; St. Moritz in the Blue Hills; Marathon Monday in the Blue Hills; a birder’s view; park user survey

April – June 2013: Meet the new volunteer trail maintenance leaders; photo contest winners; why Blue Hills is best for birding and Winter Fest photos.

January – March 2013: Hiking the Skyline; ravens in the Blue Hills;  meeting the new Board; and honoring the memory of Charlie Cox.

Archive – 2012

October – December 2012: Conservation land protected at Blue Hills’ neighbor, Seasons of the Blue Hills Photo Contest, Fall is the Season to Watch Out for Deer Collisions, Annual Celebration (Nov. 10th).

July – September 2012: Milton  Students Learn How to Protect Themselves from Lyme Disease; For Grandmother Rosalyn Krivitsky from Canton, the Blue Hills Helps Bridge the Generation Gap; How Friendly Forest Animals Can Create Unhealthy Forests; Zip Line Proposal in Quincy Quarries is Expected to be Accepted by Quincy City Council; New Life for a Historic Barn at Brookwood

April – June 2012: The increasing risk of Lyme disease to Blue Hills visitors; the Spotted Salamander, a Blue Hills critter; and exploring the Reservation on two wheels.

January – March 2012:  Board member Denny Swenson; Lyme disease prevention; proposed zip lines in Quincy Quarries; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing tips; our cold blooded friends in the forest.

Archive – 2011

October – December 2011: Hiking with Alysa Buchanan and riding horses with Diana McNamara; reducing trash through legislation; the secret of golden rod.
July – September 2011: What You See: Photos that Celebrate the Reservation, Community Effort at Eliot Tower Leads to a Healthier Forest, Our Values and Vision, Conserving the Blue Hills View, Living with Tribbles
April – June 2011: Picky bluebirds chose their homes carefully, plan for the park includes your recommendations, discover the best trail for wildflowers, volunteer highlight: Garrett Owen
January – March 2011: Opening Our Eyes to the Biodiversity of the Blue Hills, New Board Members, the Two Best Cross Country Skiing Trails in the Blue Hills, Volunteers who Make a Difference

Archive – 2010

October – December 2010: The Reservation Just Got Bigger; Annual Meeting November 13; What Invasive Plant Could Lengthen Your Life? and Two Great Views for Busy People
July – September 2010: Legislation that would protect the Blue Hills, volunteers learn to track invasive species, cell tower proposed on a conservation restriction
April – June: Asian Longhorned Beetle: Keep it out of the Blue Hills! Bird Breeding Atlas; Book review: The End of the Long Summer
January – March: Covered Water Tanks Completed – Opportunities Follow; Welcome new Board members: Hilary Blocker, Deb DaSilva and John Sheehan; Advocacy update: Resource Management Plan, EEA Budget Cuts; The Hard Truth: The Geology of the Blue Hills; Evaluating Biodiversity in the Blue Hills

Archive – 2009

October-December: Senator Joyce at FBH Community Forum; cell tower voted down, Advocacy Committee reports on Blue Hills Resource Management plan; new FBH webpage recommends hikes; and Euonymus alatus… beautiful invader
July-August: Historic Brookwood Farm Barn Dismantled, Carnivorous Plants of Ponkapoag Bog, Some Thoughts on Invasives
April-June: Indian Line Farm, Fighting Purple Loosestrife and other Invasives, Ponkapoag’s Flowering Ericads
January-March: A Road Runs Through It, Photo Contest Winners, Houghton’s Pond Trail Race

Archive – 2008

October-December: Advocacy updates, Annual Meeting info, The Power of Sphagnum
July-September: Adopt-A-Trail, Photo Contest, Meet Alexandra Echandi
April-June: Renovations at Ponkapoag Dam, Wakefield Estate, Meet Ken Jones
January-March: Adopt-a-Trail Gaining Momentum, Good News on Lantana Land Swap

Archive – 2007

October-December: Reservoir Halved; FBH Resolve Doubled, Wind Turbines Proposed
July-September: Reservoir Destruction, Fires of Spring
April-June: Jeff Dyer on Red Lining the Blue Hills, Encroachment at Ponkapoag Pond
January-March: Irina Kadis on invasive plants, Hugh Stringer on mountain biking

Archive – 2006

October-December: Blue Hills Big Dig, Indian Line Farm
July-September: Randolph votes to pave over Reservation parkland, Pete Jackson: Landscape Architect
April-June: Profile of Mike Vhay, Waiting for walking paths at Quarry Hills, Ayers introduces Reservoir bill

Archive – 2004

October-December: Executive Director Judy Jacobs, Blue Hills place names, Roger Gregg remembered
July-September: Photo Gallery – Flora and Fauna of the Blue Hills, Advocacy Update
April-June: Horses, hikers, and bikes, Interview with DCR Commissioner Kathy Abbott
January-March: Who Founded the Blue Hill Observatory?, Issues Update, Kids Corner

Archive – 2003

November-December: Robert Mussey on hunting wasps, A poem by Iris Gomez
September-October: Endangered Species Protection, Snake Watching, Maggie’s Goodbye
July-August: A trip to the Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Bioblitz photos and more!
May-June: Restoring the Neponset River, Pieces of Life
March-April: Will the MDC Survive?, Looking for Sugar, Parks not Parking Lots
January-February: Is the Blue Hills Reservation Protected?, What to do with your Christmas tree

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