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Safety Message: Be Smart About Ticks

Safety Message: Be Smart About Ticks
This past winter was terrible for us humans. To add insult to injury, it was great for ticks. Ticks can stay insulated under the snow, and the excess moisture gives them all they need to thrive. As we move into spring and summer, it's time to start thinking about how to stay safe from ticks when you hit the trails.
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Friends Chairman Bryan Hamlin Featured On WBUR

Friends Chairman Bryan Hamlin Featured On WBUR
If you were listening to NPR's "All things Considered" this past Thursday, you may have heard our chairman Bryan Hamlin discussing the changes that he has seen in the Fells as a result of climate change. Bryan was interviewed along with Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist with the New England Wild Flower Society.
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March is Muddy: Help DCR Protect Trail Conditions

March is Muddy: Help DCR Protect Trail Conditions
With all this snow will soon come lots of mud, and with that March mud in mind, DCR kindly asks that you refrain from mountain biking in the Fells during the month of March. If you plan to hike, you will still want to watch out for the mud and do your best to avoid soft or muddy trails to minimize damage.
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