ALERT: Skyline and Pipe Line Trails in Shea Rink area CLOSED due to FLOODING at St. Moritz Pond

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Friends of the Blue Hills News

TRAIL ALERT!! St. Moritz Ponds Area of the Park

Hikers, please take notice that due to unprecedented rainfall (10 inches between March and April 2024), the beloved Skyline Trail at St. Moritz Ponds is currently underwater and impassable. We advise all hikers to not enter the trail system at this location until DCR...

Welcoming Jen Klein as Executive Director of Friends of the Blue Hills

Dear Friends of the Blue Hills members and friends, Now that Winterfest is behind us and spring in the Blue Hills is fast approaching, I am writing to share some exciting news with you all. It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Jen Klein PhD as...

How the Forest Tells a Story

Forests are familiar characters in many well-known fairytales and bedtime stories, such as Little Red Hood, The Jungle Book, Bridge to Terabithia and so many more. But how does a forest tell its own story? On Tuesday, January 23, Julia Minot, Volunteer Coordinator...

DCR Blue Hills Deer Management 2023 Program

The following is information from the: Department of Conservation and Recreation on the Blue Hills State Reservation White-Tailed Deer Management Program 2023 The 2023 permitted archery deer hunt will take place over the course of 11 days on Mondays through Thursdays...

Giving Smart: How You Can Optimize Your Giving Strategies for Immediate Impact and Long-Term Legacy

Want to learn to make the biggest impact possible through strategic giving? Do you want to create a lasting legacy? Check out this video, where you’ll learn ways to do both! Many thanks to Martha Payne for lending her expertise and demystifying financial planning....

Important Update from the Friends of the Blue Hills

Milton, MA, September 19, 2023  – The Friends of the Blue Hills, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Hills Reservation, today announced that  Judy Lehrer Jacobs, their esteemed Executive Director, will move on after an...

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