river12nd Saturday Stroll in Medfield State Forest – July 8th at 10:30 am

Please join us for guided walks on the 2nd Saturday of the month from April through November, sponsored by the Dover Open Space Committee (OSC). On July 8th, we will walk through the Medfield State Forest (it’s actually in Dover!). Across fields, along a woodland stream to the River and the ‘Gates of the Charles’ bluff.

Walks will not be too strenuous but will be over uneven and possibly wet ground so wear appropriate footwear and bring walking sticks, binoculars and cameras. Polite dogs on leash welcome.

Meet at the D-S Regional Middle School parking lot by the playing fields.We will stroll in misty rain to shine. If you have questions, contact us at amoot@doverma.org

recycleDover Recyclers Break Record!

 Congratulations Dover residents for your part in Dover’s “Special Items Recycle Week” diverting an astounding amount of otherwise problematic material from the waste/incineration stream. This program was free-of-charge and offered items to be re-used and recycled. View entire press release

Green-Community-CeremonyGreen Community

The Town of Dover has long been a community that prides itself on preserving its rural character and protecting green space. But now, Dover has officially gone green. Last month, the Commonwealth notified Dover that its application to be formally designated a Green Community was accepted. Dover joins 184 other Massachusetts cities and towns in the program administered by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to qualify for localities for grants that finance additional energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Along with the designation as a Green Community, Dover received an initial grant in the amount of $137,145 that will be used this year to implement energy conservation projects resulting in additional cost savings for the Town and a significant reduction in its carbon footprint. Read the full press release.

MosquitoNotification of Late Evening Aerosol Applications (Ultra Low Volume – ULV)

Please be advised that the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin the 2017 late evening ULV aerosol applications on or about May 30, weather permitting.

May 30 through September 29, 2017 – Adulticide aerosol (ULV) applications. (Conducted between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday)

If any resident wishes to know what day of the week spraying may be conducted in their town, they should go to the Districts website at http://www.norfolkcountymosquito.org/service-request/.  After the ULV program begins, if an individual would like to see a map of areas to be treated on the day of application, they can go to that same link, and then enter their address in the address line of the interactive map.

Please note that the ULV map will be posted on or about 3:30 p.m. the day of the scheduled application.  Residents may also contact the following number 617-582-6216 after 3:30 P.M. the day of the scheduled treatment to receive information detailing the streets/areas to be treated in the town.