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Birds of Winter

Thanks for joining us! Many thanks to all our friends who joined us for our Birds of Winter presentation on January 20th!  Just in case you wanted to see our beautiful winged friends again... we are sharing the presentation below! Please enjoy and keep learning about...

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Part-time Membership Coordinator

Part-time Membership Coordinator

Friends of the Blue Hills Membership Coordinator The Friends of the Blue Hills is a volunteer-led 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 it. ...

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Climate Legislation: What’s New and What You Can Do

In the last of the winter lecture series 'Your Climate Crisis,' sponsored by the Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition, Jacob Stern discusses what policies are on the table for the next two years, how the legislative process works, and what residents can do to advocate...

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Climate Danger in the Fore River Basin

Alice Arena discusses the connections between local efforts to reduce the development of fossil fuel infrastructure, public health… and damage to our climate and natural open spaces like the Blue Hills.  Alice Arena is the founder and president of the Fore River...

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Winter Children’s Programs 2020

Winter Children’s Programs 2020

Don't Miss the Last Program of the Session! Winter Survival! Thursday, February 18, 4:00 pm Register here Winter can be a time of scarcity. Many animals face the challenges of reduced food, limited water, and exposure to the cold. We’ll explore the adaptations of...

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Video: Climate Justice and Covid-19 with Rebecca Herst

Climate Justice and Covid-19: What Can We Learn From These Intersecting Crises? Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, discusses how climate change and Covid-19 are disproportionately impacting...

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Honoring Our Community Partners

This year's Community Partner Honorees included two Department of Conservation and Recreation veterans who have devoted their careers to our parks... and have been tremendous advocates for the Blue Hills.  

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Derick Lugo: 2020 Annual Celebration Keynote Speaker

We were thrilled that Derick Lugo, author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, could join us for this year's Annual Celebration. Derick Lugo had never hiked or camped a day in his life. This Brooklyn-born, New York City urbanite hopped a train to Georgia, grabbed a taxi at the...

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Keep it Local, Keep it Clean

Keep it Local and #OptOutside this fall.Hike the Abigail Adams TrailEnjoy the Abigail Adams Trail, a 2-mile round-trip, moderately steep hike with striking views of Boston and the Blue Hills. A sign along the way celebrates the accomplishments of the...

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Chickatawbut Road… Now Re-opened

Chickatawbut Road… Now Re-opened

The following update is from the Department of Conservation and Recreation. UPDATE: DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road in Milton WHAT: Effective immediately, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will reopen Chickatawbut Road within Blue Hills...

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DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road

DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road

DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road WHAT:          Starting on Saturday, October 17, 2020, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will indefinitely close Chickatawbut Road within Blue Hills Reservation in the Town of Milton between Route 28, Wood...

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Video: Youth in Action on Climate: Sunrise Movement

Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition Our Climate Crisis: Research and Action for Change Virtual Lecture Series Youth in Action on Climate: Sunrise Movement Part of a lecture series.  See upcoming lectures. What are local youth doing to address climate change? How do...

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Creatures of the Night

Creatures of the Night

Creatures of the NightMonday. October 5th, 3:00 pmClick to sign up on ZoomHave you ever wondered who makes those screeches, howls and yowls in the dark? Join us for this online program where we’ll investigate some of the night animals that live in the Blue...

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Our Climate Crisis: Research and Action for Change

Our Climate Crisis: Research and Action for Change

Blue Hills Climate Action CoalitionOur Climate Crisis: Research and Action for ChangeVirtual Lecture Series The Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition presents a virtual lecture series on the climate crisis, showcasing a diverse mix of perspectives from within the...

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Find Five Friends!

Find Five Friends!

Do your friends love the Blue Hills?Have you asked them if they’re Friends of the Blue Hills members?Why not join the Find Five Friends Campaign!  Just tell five friends about why you love the Blue Hills... and ask them to fill out the form below... and join the...

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Join us for Annual Celebration 2020

Annual Celebration 2020 Thursday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm, on Zoom Join us on October 22 as we celebrate the past year of protecting and preserving the Blue Hills… and raise funds to continue caring for the park! While we will not be able to be together in person...

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Virtual Book Club… next meeting January 19

Virtual Book Club… next meeting January 19

Blue Hills Book Club  For our winter book, you have the opportunity to read and discuss All We Can Save, edited by Katharine K. Wilkinson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.  For the discussion, you can read any of the provocative and illuminating essays in the book, written...

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Employment Opportunity: Volunteer and Program Manager

Employment Opportunity: Volunteer and Program Manager

Friends of the Blue Hills Volunteer and Program Manager Would you like to build and grow volunteer programs that engage hundreds of people in preserving and protecting one of the largest parks in the area?  The Friends of the Blue Hills seeks a candidate to fill the...

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Chickatawbut Road Open to Vehicles

Chickatawbut Road Open to Vehicles

Chickatawbut Road is now open to vehicle traffic.  See below for DCR's press relase. DCR Traffic Advisory: Chickatawbut Road in Milton WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has reopened Chickatawbut Road in the Blue Hills State Reservation in the...

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