Initiatives

Poo-lution Solution

Poo-lution Solution

Most people have noticed at least a few poop bags littering the Blue Hills' trails. But most people do not know that dog waste - in and out of a bag - is more than just a smelly annoyance.  Dog waste in the park is an environmental pollutant that contaminates our...

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Survey and Save the Forest!

Survey and Save the Forest!

By volunteering just a few hours, you will make a big difference to the Blue Hills!   What is 'Survey and Save the Forest'? Survey and Save the Forest is a project to survey the most destructive invasive plants at Ponkapoag Pond so we can develop a management...

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125-Mile Club

facebooktwitterinstagramDo you love the Blue Hills and enjoy exploring the vast number of natural and historical treasures throughout the park? Do you want to put your boots down on every trail in the Blue Hills?  Do you want to belong to a community who also shares...

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Help Protect Skyline Trail Hikers

Help Protect Skyline Trail Hikers

Please sign our petition if you care about making the Blue Hills safe and the trails accessible for everyone who wants to hike the Skyline Trail. Anyone who has tried to follow the Skyline Trail across Routes 28 and 138 knows how dangerous it is to cross...

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Protecting Conservation Land from a Hotel

Protecting Conservation Land from a Hotel

You probably don’t think of a hotel when you think of parkland, but that didn’t stop an individual from proposing to build a hotel on DCR conservation land near Little Blue Hill. Luckily, Friends of the Blue Hills worked with local and state officials to oppose the...

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Hotel on Park Land?  Not Happening!

Hotel on Park Land? Not Happening!

Proposal to build a hotel on Little Blue Hill conservation land: thwarted! You probably don’t think of a hotel when you think of parkland, but that didn’t stop an individual from proposing to build a hotel on DCR conservation land near Little Blue Hill. Luckily,...

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Advocating for Park Resources

The Friends of the Blue Hills is part of a statewide coalition of environmental groups called the Environmental Collaborative.  As part of this coalition, we advocate for statewide policies that help the Blue Hills, such as increased funding for environmental...

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Healthy Forests; Healthy People

Healthy Forests; Healthy People

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...

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Blue Hills Resource Management Plan

Posted July, 2012 In 2011, Friends of the Blue Hills collaborated with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to make sure all park visitors and people who care about the park could participate in setting priorities for maintenance, repair and...

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Cell Tower: Milton

Updated March, 2010 Milton Zoning Board Votes to Deny Cell Tower: Progress that you can't see During the summer of 2009, Green Mountain Communications (GMC) of New Hampshire proposed building a 140-foot cell tower on the triangular parcel of land on the Houghton's...

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Route 95-128 Bridge Project

Posted April 2002 ; Updated January 2010 FBH is closely following the progress for the planned reconstruction of the Route 95/128 bridge over the Neponset River by the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD). MHD recently submitted a Notice of Project Change as part of...

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