Friends of the Blue Hills

Friends of the Blue Hills

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 416
Milton, MA 02186




The Friends of the Blue Hills was formed in the mid-1970s by a group of people that recognized the vulnerability of the Reservation. For over 30 years, FBH has engaged the public in activities that protect the park by preventing encroachments, increasing park resources and improving park management. FBH’s mission has remained intact over the last 30 years: to protect and preserve the Blue Hills Reservation in its natural state. To accomplish this mission FBH acts to:


  1. Advocate for actions that will enhance the Reservation and serve as watchdog of activities that might adversely affect it.
  2. Guide enthusiasts in exploring the nearby remoteness of the Blue Hills Reservation through educational, historical, and nature hikes.
  3. Encourage involvement in the protection and preservation of the Reservation by all users.
  4. Work with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to maintain the quality of the Reservation and provide public input for its management.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:

$25 - Individual
$45 - Family
$20 - Senior


  • Become part of a larger coalition of environmental organizations working on similar issues in and around the Blue Hills Reservation.
  • Play a part in working to protect and preserve the quality of life, sense of place, natural beauty, and ecological value that is contained within the Blue Hills Reservation.

Biodiversity by Eating Bugs, Sep. 20

Join the Friends of the Blue Hills on Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. to explore the native and invasive plants of Ponkapoag Pond. About a mile into the walk, the group will take a guided walk through the unique ecosystems of the Ponkapoag bog, where soft peat extends through the ground and insect-eating plants await you. Meet at Ponkapoag Golf Course, 2173 Washington St, Canton for this wildlife tour! Don't worry - no bug-munching required. To register or with questions, contact or 781-828-1805.

Weed Busting in the Blue Hills, Aug. 13 & Sep. 10

Want to learn to help native plants and animals survive? Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for one morning – or more – to help remove invasive species in the Blue Hills. You will help pull plants that are disrupting the habitat and health of the park’s native plants, animals and insects. Bring water and snacks. To register or with questions, email or call 781-828-1805. Upcoming dates/times include Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, September 10, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

"Meet the Neighbors" in Blue Hills Wetlands, Jul. 18

Want to see what happens when invasive plants take root in sensitive wetland habitat? Take a tour of Fowl Meadow with Carly Rocklen, Restoration Manager at the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA). Carly leads the effort to control the invasive plant purple loosestrife by releasing beetles. Tour takes place on Monday, July 18, and begins at 6:00 p.m. Meet at Fowl Meadow parking lot at the corner of Neponset Valley Parkway and Brush Hill Road, Canton. For details email

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