Natural Resources News & Announcements

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - NO DOGS allowed at Crowes Pasture Beach

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - NO DOGS allowed at Crowes Pasture BeachDue to active plover nesting, NO DOGS are allowed at Crowes... more ››

Seasonal Shellfish Closures - Swan Pond/Swan Pond River and Sesuit Harbor

Swan Pond/ Swan Pond River (SC: 36.0)In accordance with Chapter 130, Section 74A of the Massachusetts General Laws, the... more ››

April 1st - NO DOGS allowed at the west end of West Dennis Beach

April 1st marks the start of Piping Plover nesting season. As required by the Town's new plover management permit - starting today through... more ››

Oyster & Scallop Shellfishing is Closed

Recreational Oyster and Scallop Shellfishing is CLOSED for the season.Any Shellfish related questions please email the Shellfish Constable... more ››

Oyster Giveaway Canceled

The Oyster Giveaway that was scheduled for this coming Sunday, March 29, 2020 has been canceled due to Coronavirus concerns and the Stay-At... more ››

Operations Update

Starting Monday,March 23rd, the Natural Resources Department will be performing only essential services. Staffing will be minimal. Town... more ››

Crowes Pasture - Controlled Burn

Weather pending, a prescribed burn is being planned for Monday, March 2nd, 2020, in the grassland area of Crowes Pasture Conservation Area... more ››

Town Blueberry Patches are closed for the season

Both Town Blueberry Patches are now closed for the season.  We hope to see you next summer!-Dept. of Natural Resources

Pond St Blueberry Patch Update

The Pond Street Blueberry Patch will reopen for picking on Monday, August 12th.  Mosquitos have been out, so be sure to bring bug spray!... more ››

Pond St Blueberry Patch

The Pond Street Blueberry Patch will be closed for the week of August 5th, in order to allow the berries time to ripen.  We will reevaluate... more ››

Dogs are allowed at Crowes Pasture Beach - July 22nd

Starting July 22, 2019, dogs will be allowed at Crowes Pasture Beach. Having your dog at Crowes Pasture Beach is a privilege, not a right.... more ››

Town Blueberry Patches will be open July 22, 2019

The resident blueberry patches will open on Monday, July 22nd!  This includes Cross Patch at 57 Fieldstone Drive, Dennis and Pond Street... more ››

Crowes Pasture - Open to ORV access

Crowes Pasture will reopen to ORV's on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, at 9 am. However, the plovers are re-nesting and another closure may be... more ››

Crowes Pasture - Closed to ORV access

As of TODAY (June 17th, 2019), Crowes Pasture Beach is closed to Off Road Vehicle (ORV) access until further notice, due to the hatching... more ››

Land Steward Volunteer Open House

Oyster Egg Hunt - April 7, 2019

Herring Count Training

Dennis Conservation Celebration

Meet our new Shellfish Constable

You're invited!Meet & Greet with Amber SalvageCome into the Natural Resources Department at Town Hall on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019... more ››