The Conservators have partnered with the Newton Conservation Commission on the development of new "welcome signs" at the entrances to all conservation areas in Newton. Each sign includes a "QR code" that lets visitors with smartphones see maps and other information about the conservation area.
Our organization is run entirely by volunteers. There are two ongoing positions we'd like to fill:
Newsletter Editor: An exciting challenge four times a year. Would you like to shape the conservation news that goes to Conservators' members? On-the-job-training would be provided
It's time to update the Conservators Trail Guide. We're looking for three volunteers for this limited-time project:
Trail guide editor
Trail guide designer
Trail guide production person
If you're interested in learning more about any of these tasks, please email us.
Identify This Park Contest
Win a free one-year Conservators membership for yourself or a friend.
Where was this old photograph taken? Send us your best guess. The winner will receive a free one-year membership. If we receive more than one correct entry by January 15, we'll draw two names from a hat.
Many Newton residents care deeply about Webster Woods and are working to protect the area after its sale to Boston College.
We value the woods for lots of reasons: some for the lovely walks or jogs, some for bird watching or nature photography, others for rock climbing, and nearly all for the relaxation that comes with spending time in Newton's largest open space. In addition to these benefits,
Andover Newton Theological School is selling its campus in Newton Centre. Efforts are underway to preserve Herrick Green, the central open space on the campus.
Webster Woods Threatened
In 2016, Congregation Mishkan Tefila sold 22 acres of land, mostly woodland, that is surrounded by the publicly owned Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation, to Boston College, whose development plans are unknown.