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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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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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Survey and Save the Forest!

Survey and Save the Forest!

By volunteering just a few hours, you will make a big difference to the Blue Hills!   What is 'Survey and Save the Forest'? Survey and Save the Forest is a project to survey the most destructive invasive plants at Ponkapoag Pond so we can develop a management...

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Keep our Trails Clean

Friends & REI Co-op partner to Keep Our Trails Clean This June, the Friends are partnering with REI Co-op to help keep the Blue Hills trails clean.  Over the past year, a record number of people have visited the Blue Hills Reservation. The park has been an amazing...

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Wetlands and Vernal Pools of the Blue Hills

Permanent and temporary freshwater wetlands are critically important communities in Southern New England. They are home to some of the most unusual and unique plant and animal species in our area. These wetlands also provide vital ecosystem services upon which we...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Thanks to everyone who picked up trees... and planted them! We have given away all the trees and shrubs. Many thanks to REI Co-op for its support!    

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