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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...

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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 SeriesThe Blue Hills Climate Action Coalition presents a virtual lecture series on the climate crisis, showcasing a diverse mix of perspectives from within the climate...

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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 September 29

Virtual Book Club… next meeting September 29

Blue Hills Book Club Schedule For this month's book, you have the opportunity to discuss The Unlikely Thru-Hiker on September 29th... and then meet the author who is the keynote speaker at our Annual Celebration on October 22nd! Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 pm Book...

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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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Candidate Town Hall on the Environment

Candidate Town Hall on the Environment

Candidate Town Hall on the Environment Massachusetts Eighth Congressional District Tuesday, July 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm On Zoom (Sign up here) Join the Friends of the Blue Hills and sponsoring partners for a virtual Candidate Town Hall on the Environment with...

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Introducing… Meditation in Motion

Introducing… Meditation in Motion

Introducing… Meditation in Motion August 13, Noon on Zoom (Sign up below) Tired of being cooped up?  Want to learn something new?  Then join us to experience Qigong (Qi pronounced ‘chee’ - like ‘Chee-tos’), a part of the traditional Chinese medicine that dates back...

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7 Quick Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

7 Quick Tips for Hiking in the Summer Heat

This summer heat can be quite oppressive, but you shouldn’t let it keep you from getting outside and hiking! Hot temperatures can be a danger, but only if you are unprepared. Read about some tips and accessories that can help make your summer hiking a safe and fun...

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Strategic Plan 2020

Strategic Plan 2020

Building a Stronger Community for the Future As the Friends of the Blue Hills celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look toward the future with a renewed sense of how our mission fits into the larger landscape of environmental and preservation work in Massachusetts and...

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Want to make (no) difference?

Want to make (no) difference?

Want to make a big difference to our parks? Sometimes the best thing to do for our parks is to make no difference at all! When you “Leave No Trace,” you’ll help protect all of our conservation lands. Why should we ‘Leave No Trace”? Simply put, we are all responsible...

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Thank a tree today!

For many of us, seeing trees in our daily surroundings might be so common that we don’t stop to think about the important role that trees play in our lives. We might notice the natural beauty of a tree, particularly as autumn approaches, but we should also consider...

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Lost and Found in the Blue Hills

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!

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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