2016-11-12-peters-reservation-walk2nd Saturday Stroll in Peters & Chase – August 12th at 10:30 am

Please join us for guided walks on the 2nd Saturday of the month in April through November, sponsored by the Dover Open Space Committee (OSC). On August 12th, we will walk through the Trustees’ Peters Reservation to the Charles River and through the wetlands and forest of Chase Woodlands.

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. Unfortunately, no dogs allowed. We will stroll in misty rain to shine. If you have questions, contact us at amoot@doverma.org

Meet at the Trustees’ parking lot on Farm Street (between #82 and #93).

recycleDisposal and Reuse of Household Goods

The Dover Recycling Committee  recommends two websites to use for the disposal and reuse  of a wide variety of household goods ( e.g., furniture, pianos, toys, recreation equipment,  kitchen items). Please signup to receive emails on items that are offered or wanted, or to post your own.



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.