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Lost and Found in the Blue Hills

Did you lose something in the Blue Hills?  Did you find something?  Leave a comment with the item(s) and we'll try and get the word out for you!   Photo credit: Jim Ciardelli (Quincy)

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A win for the Blue Hills forests!

The world has drastically changed… but one thing remains constant: Friends of Blue Hills’ members and supporters are still protecting the amazing treasure that is the Blue Hills. Just recently, our members and supporters stopped an imminent threat to Blue Hills’...

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Walden Warming: an online lecture by Richard Primack

Walden Warming: an online lecture by Richard Primack May 18, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom (Registration info below) Most people know Henry David Thoreau as a writer and botanist, but he was also a climate-change scientist! And, more importantly, what would Thoreau tell us to do...

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Virtual Book Club… you’re invited!

Blue Hills Book Club Next virtual discussion: Thursday, June 11th, noon Sign-up to get the Zoom link below! You are invited to a virtual book club!  We are reading, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel.   You...

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#GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow #GivingTuesdayNow is a day for people around the world to join together to strengthen our communities at the grassroots level… Please support the Blue Hills because it has been a haven for so many people, particularly in these troubled times.  When...

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Protect the Blue Hills Because It’s What We Need

We Need the Blue Hills... and the Blue Hills Needs You to Protect it The Blue Hills is always threatened by projects that would destroy the Blue Hills' forests.  We successfully defeated a recent threat in the southern part of the Blue Hills. Your support today will...

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Feeling the Solid Ground Beneath You!

Feeling the Solid Ground Beneath You! Wednesday, April 8, noon on Zoom We hike-we walk-we enjoy the outdoors, but all of that is a bit different right now. Have you noticed? Our worlds have turned upside down, and social distancing can be isolating and confusing. In...

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Maple Sugar Festival *CANCELED

Maple Sugar Festival March 28 and 29, 10 am - 3 pm Join Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Massachusetts DCR to continue a more than 20-year-old tradition of making maple syrup at Brookwood Farm in Milton. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join...

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Happy Valentine’s Day! #LoveBlueHills

We love the way you #LoveBlueHills and love to share the Blue Hills with the ones you love! Nora Bender met her husband, Tom at the DCR Blue Hills Dog Days of Summer Hike in 2003. Years later their love for each other and their love for the Blue Hills has only grown!...

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How to Prepare for the Winter Fest Night Hike

Join us at the 2020 Winter Fest Night Hike! Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Blue Hills Ski Area: Night Hike begins at 7pm We hope you will join us for chili tasting, live Irish music, reduced rates for skiing... and a night hike! If you'd like to join us for...

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Beat the Winter Blues at Winter Fest!

Join us on Tuesday, February 25, from 5-8 p.m. at the Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington St (Rt 138) Canton Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and the Blue Hills Ski Area for an evening of winter fun at Winter Fest!  Come for a night hike or get your exercise on the...

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Blue Hills Photo Contest

Do you love the Blue Hills all year long?  Do you enjoy our natural treasure? Show it by submitting a photo to the Blue Hills Photo Contest! Submit up to four photos...  of the animals, plants, or people who benefit from the Blue Hills.  Or your subject could be your...

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DCR Announces 2019 Deer Management Plan

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  If you have questions, email the DCR at mass.parks@mass.gov.  See below for maps of hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in consultation with the...

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Fall Foliage & Sunset Hike

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 Saturday, October 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue...

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Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills

Young Eagles Soaring  near Blue Hills By Lawrence Meyer Photo by Eugene Stancato Baby eagles born near the Blue Hills?  You may see them if you look carefully.  Friends' member, Larry Meyer, has his eye on them. Since about October 2015 two mature eagles, presumably...

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Boots ‘n’ Brews

On Saturday, August 24th the Friends of the Blue Hills are hosting a “Hiking Boots and Brews” event! We are will be gathering together a group of like-minded young adults who would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and then sample...

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Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap!

Mosquito Citizen Science Project: Make a Mosquito Trap! Wednesday, August 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Do you want to help out with an important project to track the Asian tiger mosquito?  You can help a regional effort to better understand how this invasive insect is...

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Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival

Houghton’s Pond Fish Festival Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 1pm You are invited to a free family fishing festival! Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts...

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Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills!

Here’s Your Chance to Win an Exclusive Dinner in the Blue Hills! Purchase your raffle tickets today and you could win an amazing dinner for six at the top of Blue Hills Observatory. The winner will enjoy an elegant meal with incredible 360-degree views of the Boston...

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Join Us at Our Special 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Special 40th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -  Canton Town Club, 300 Bailey Street, Canton Help us mark this special 40th Anniversary by joining us at our Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 3. We will celebrate the Blue Hills, our...

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Employment Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Social Media Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state and serve as a watchdog of activities that might adversely affect...

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