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Three Tips for Winter Hiking

Three Tips for Winter Hiking

By Rick Cushing Rick Cushing is one of the early finishers of the 125-Mile Club, the challenge to explore all 125 miles in the Blue Hills. Rick has hiked in all sorts of weather and has a few suggestions for you if you're thinking of hiking this winter. A few things...

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Poo-lution Solution Virtual Training

Want to learn about how to help track bio-pollution (dog waste) in the park and be part of an effort to keep our park clean?  Watch the training video and then find all the link you need on our Poo-lution Solution page!  

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The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop Many thanks to Earthwise Aware for permission to reprint this article. It’s just one dog! Is dog poop really that bad? How about not using a bag and leaving the dog poop to decompose? We hear these sorts of comments all the time. The answer? What...

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In Person Training: Poo-lution Solution

In Person Training: Poo-lution Solution

Poo-lution Solution - In Person Training January 20th at 10:30 am Houghton's Pond main parking lot, 840 Hillside Street, Milton Register below. Most people leash their dog and take out their waste, but when dog waste is left on the trail, it becomes an environmental...

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How Can Research Protect Spotted Turtles in Fowl Meadow?

How Can Research Protect Spotted Turtles in Fowl Meadow?

Thursday, January 27, 5:30 pm Online Lecture with Zoo New England Fowl Meadow in the Blue Hills is home to wildlife not often found in Massachusetts, including Spotted Turtles.  Once state-listed as a Species of Special Concern, Spotted Turtles still need healthy...

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Volunteers Needed: Gift Wrapping Event with REI

Volunteers Needed: Gift Wrapping Event with REI

Do you want to help the Friends and get in the holiday spirit?  Join us to wrap gifts at The Rink at 401 Park Saturday, December 18th, 2021 from 11am - 3pm!   The Friends of the Blue Hills is partnering with REI, the official sponsor of The Rink at 401 Park, to offer...

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DCR Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan Public Meeting

DCR Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan Public Meeting

Department of Conservation and Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Ponkapoag Pond Master Plan & Fisherman’s Cove Improvements Public Meeting Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm  Teams Meeting link: Click here to join the meeting  At this remotely held...

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday When you donate TODAY for #GivingTuesday, 100 percent of your gift will go directly to caring for the Blue Hills that you love!  Please give today to help make sure the trails will be maintained and the forests well cared for when people need it...

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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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Native Wonders of Ponkapoag Pond

 Dr. Rick Kesseli of UMass Boston reveals the amazing native plants that live in and around Ponkapoag Pond that the Friends of the Blue Hills volunteers are working to protect when they participate in our Survey and Save the Forest initiative. In this video, Dr....

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Fall Foliage and Sunset Hike

Fall Foliage and 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 Sunday, October 17, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills...

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Win a Mouth-Watering Picnic for Six!

Photo Credit: Brian MacCleanPicnic for Six Raffle 2021When you enter our Picnic for Six Raffle, you have a chance to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a mouth-watering gourmet picnic provided by Cooking In With Stephanie, the multiple award-winning Milton caterer...

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Boots ‘n Brews

Boots ‘n Brews

Sunday, September 5, 9:45 am – 1:00 pm Sign up for the event If you would like to explore the Blue Hills Reservation, meet new people, and sample some delicious beers, please join us! The hike will be about a two- to three-hour, moderately paced trek covering about...

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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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July is Membership Month!

July is Membership Month!

July is Membership Month!Exclusive Events for Friends of the Blue Hills' Members July is Membership Month… and we’re celebrating the 1,000 plus members of the Friends of the Blue Hills – and all they do for the Blue Hills – with special events and opportunities at the...

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