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Virtual Book Club… next meeting August 18

Blue Hills Book Club Schedule Tuesday, August 18, 4:30 pm (Sign up for the Zoom link below) Book discussion based on Trespassing: An Inquiry into the Private Ownership of Land by John Hanson Mitchell. Thanks to Megan Stokes from Community Action Works (formerly Toxic...

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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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How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Contracting Lyme Disease?

How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Contracting Lyme Disease?

The Blue Hills is an amazing place to explore.  But just as you bring water so you do not dehydrate when you hike, you also need to take precautions against contracting Lyme disease, which you can contract from ticks.  Here are a few tips for avoiding ticks.  And we...

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Walden Warming: an online lecture by Richard Primack

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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#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!

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 *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

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

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!

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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