What do we value and what do we want to see?

What’s most important to all of us who care deeply about the Blue Hills Reservation?  What are our fundamental values and what do we want to see for the future?  We articulated the answers to those questions below.  We’d love to hear your feedback.


We value an ecologically healthy Blue Hills Reservation.   We want generations to enjoy its healthy forests and waterways, its natural vistas and its open and easy access.

Our values are the basis for our vision: Current and future generations will enjoy, value, and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation.  The Reservation’s diverse, healthy ecosystems will intrigue visitors, its scenic vistas will provide serenity, its well-maintained infrastructure will allow for easy access.  Visitors will explore the park, feel a sense of ownership of our natural inheritance and be willing to work to protect the Reservation.

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