Neponset River Fall Cleanup
Saturday, September 25 from 9 am-noon
Join with hundreds of volunteers as we spread out across the Neponset River Watershed to clean up our River, streams, ponds, parks, and trails. You can choose the site you wish to be at in the registration form.
We will provide trash bags, trash tongs, rakes, shovels, gloves, hand sanitizer, and bug spray.
Please plan to bring masks, hats, sunscreen, water, snacks — and any favorite work gloves (we will also have gloves on-site for you.)
Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended for terrain and poison ivy.
Pre-registration required. All Covid restrictions will be followed.
Join us on October 7 as we celebrate the past year of protecting and preserving the Blue Hills… and raise funds to continue caring for the park! This year we will be able to both meet in person and online! Hear from our keynote speaker David Abel, Award Winning Boston Globe Journalist and Documentary Film Maker. Those joining us online can also enjoy an engaging virtual presentation by UMass Professor Dr. Rick Kesseli.
Join a DCR ranger for a moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3+ miles. Walk from St. Moritz Pond to Sawcut Notch, return on Crags Foot Path. Meet at the
Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street in Quincy. For info, call 617-727-4573 x4.
What could be more spectacular than fall foliage? Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill.
On Sunday, October 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills and Blue Hill Ski will be sponsoring a free self-guided hike to the top of Great Blue. Complimentary cider and apples will be served at the top of the mountain, and hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the summit. Sunset will be at 6:00 p.m. This is a self-guided hike, so feel free to arrive anytime. (You’ll just want to give yourself time to hike to the top to see the sunset!)
This is the only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night. After sunset, the ski area lights will be on to guide the way. For safety reasons, all hikers should check in at the ski area at the base of the hill before and after the hike. Hikers are encouraged to bring flashlights if they have them. Free parking is available at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington Street, Canton.
Email us with your questions: info@FriendsoftheBlueHills.org.
Photo: Farley Sullivan (Milton)