Updated October 16, 2015

The Friends of the Blue Hills is working to help protect you and your family from a growing problem that faces our community: more and more people are getting sick with Lyme disease. Through our Healthy Forests; Healthy People campaign we are helping raise awareness in children and adults about what they can do to protect themselves from Lyme disease and how our own health is linked to the health of the forests. If we keep our forests healthy by controlling deer populations, we keep ourselves healthy. Learn more about about how to prevent Lyme disease.

Learn more about how Milton students are helping to raise awareness of Lyme disease prevention.

Read about the DCR report on deer populations in the Blue Hills.  DCR now has a Final Deer Management Plan.  Here is the Friends of the Blue Hills’ perspective on reducing deer populations to keep the forests healthy.