Pathways to Protection, Preservation and Permanence
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WE HAVE HELPED PROTECT MORE THAN
One of the great qualities of Dartmouth is its success in protecting the environment, making it a wonderful place to live with forests, open fields, flowing streams and coastal estuaries. These special places nourish wildlife, help maintain clean air and water and sustain working farms.
For the past four decades Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) has been a leader in preserving and protecting our townâ€™s natural resources. More than 5,000 acres have been protected from development and 35 miles of trails have been created for walking, exploring, bird watching and experiencing historic sites. Thousands of citizens of all ages take advantage of these outdoor treasures, enraptured by fields of daffodils, fascinated by vernal ponds, and stirred by the peacefulness of the saltmarsh.
D A R T M O U T H N AT U R A L R E S O U R C E S T R U S T , I N C .
PROTECTED LANDS OF DARTMOUTH ARE A TOWN TREASURE.
Preserving and protecting Dartmouthâ€™s natural resources for people and nature, forever.
DNRT has identified over 1,000 acres of important land in Dartmouth still needing protection. DNRT will focus on acquiring parcels next to waterways and existing protected land. We will also continue to seek conservation restrictions on natural lands and facilitate agricultural restrictions on farmland.
PRESERVATION Protecting land isnâ€™t enough. Stewardship is a permanent, year-round commitment undertaken by our staff and volunteers. DNRT will continue to provide and improve public access to natural areas by creating and maintaining trails, parking areas and boardwalks. We will work to upgrade the health of our ecosystems by removing invasive species and restoring degraded wildlife habitats.
SOLAR PANELS will cover south-facing roof of addition.
HISTORIC HOUSE will be rehabilitated as office space. Interior walls and architectural features will be retained.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUPPLIES OFFICE MANAGER
OUTREACH Design allows for future expansion to the west, if necessary.
RECEPTION KITCHEN LAND MANAGEMENT
WORKROOM Entry will be
will provide space for volunteers.
MEETING ROOM can be set up with conference table or as a presentation space for 42.
THE DNRT CENTER AT HELFAND FARM
PATIO will connect to meeting room via sliding doors to allow for larger events.
PERMANENCE THE DNRT CENTER AT HELFAND FARM
The DNRT Center at Helfand Farm will serve as a permanent home for DNRT where we can continue to preserve and protect our natural resources and connect people to these resources. The new DNRT Center includes the restoration and preservation of the 1835 Helfand farmhouse. Connected to the back of the farmhouse, a new energy efficient addition will provide needed working space and a large multipurpose community meeting room. The restoration and additions have been unanimously endorsed by both the Dartmouth Historical Commission and the Dartmouth Community Preservation Committee.
The DNRT Center will offer significant benefits, both to DNRT and the local community:
• A land management barn for vehicles and equipment • Efficient work and meeting space for volunteers and DNRT staff • A large multi-purpose meeting room and patio for community events • Accessibility for those with disabilities • A restored and preserved historic farmhouse • Efficient heating, cooling and mechanical systems • Photovoltaic solar panels
5,000 ACRES OF PROTECTED LAND
35 MILES OF TRAILS
DNRT’S LEGACY OF LAND CONSERVATION
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JOIN US ON OUR PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE
OUR PATHWAYS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN WILL PROVIDE:
We seek to raise $1.2 million in our Pathways Capital Campaign to provide protection and stewardship of the land and natural areas in Dartmouth. We do not take our future for granted. We seek your help and partnership to support our mission.
A Pathway to Protection: Protecting more of Dartmouthâ€™s most important land: its coast, woods, fields, estuaries and farms.
A Pathway to Preservation: Expanding our stewardship of our natural resources to benefit both people and nature. Maintaining and adding trails, improving accessibility, protecting wildlife and removing invasive species.
A Pathway to Permanence: Building a dedicated home for an organization devoted to the permanent protection of our natural resources.
(HOW TO GIVE)
To make a contribution or pledge, please use the enclosed envelope or contact Dexter Mead, Executive Director of DNRT, at 508-991-2289 or email@example.com.
DNRT is a 501c(3) organization that gratefully accepts gifts of cash, securities, stock, real estate and other forms of tangible assets. Thank you for your support.
OUR VISION: Protection, Preservation, Permanence for Our Natural Resources
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Inc. 404 Elm Street Dartmouth, MA 02748