Newton Conservators logo summer photo
 
 
Newton Conservators is Newton's land trust, a non-profit citizens' group that advocates
for the protection of Newton's open space for wildlife and for the community.
 
       
  Upcoming Events
 
Pull invasive water weeds from the Charles River in July and early August
 
Sign up by Aug 20 for a fruit share at Newton Community Farm
 
Cold Spring Park farmers market each Tuesday
 
Newton Community Farm stand is open Tues through Sat
 
Watch migrating nighthawks at Nahanton Park in late August
 
Historic Newton walk in Kennard Park on Sep 11
 
Historic Newton walk in Newton Cemetery on Sep 25
 
Summer events and photos
 
Save Webster Woods
Mayor Warren Visits The Science of Webster Woods

On May 12, Newton Mayor Setti Warren toured the wood with many Newton residents

by Richard B. Primack

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,

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Conservation News

West Nile Virus

As of July 28, the risk of West Nile Virus in Newton was considered to be "moderate." The Mass Department of Public Health posts current results for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis on this website. More info about West Nile and Zika viruses.

Herrick Green in Peril

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.

The Newton Conservators Board of Directors supports action by the city to protect Webster Woods.

Please contact Mayor Setti Warren and members of the City Council to urge them to support action by the city to protect the woods.

Upper Falls Greenway nears completion

After the failure of the orginal contractor to complete the work on the Greenway, the City of Newton has stepped in to finish the job.

Charles River Greenway link completed

In December 2015, a key link in the Charles River Greenway in Waltham was opened, allowing hikers and bikers to travel off-road from Boston all the way to Moody Street in Waltham, and beyond.

Save the Nahanton Park Woodcock Meadow

The rare Woodcock Meadow in Nahanton Park is threatened by the growth of invasives and woody vegetation. You can help restore the meadow. Learn more

Black Swallow-Wort: Unwanted in Newton

The invasive Black Swallow-Wort is spreading in Newton.

 

Waban Hill Reservoir

The city of Newton has purchased this reservoir from the MWRA. Newton Conservators holds the conservation restriction on the property.

 

News archive

 

Swan on the Charles

 

New on the Website

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Nesting Birds

President's Message

Annual Meeting and Awards

West Nile and Zika

President's Reflections

June Doin'

Herrick Green

2016 Dinner and Awards

Walks Along the Aqueducts

New photos, descriptions, maps, and shorter routes.

E-Bulletin June 10, 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Woodcock Meadow

President's Message

Walk Schedule

Invasive Pull Schedule

Hand Tools for Invasive Removal

Annual Meeting

June Doin'

 

Nahanton Park Beekeeping

 

A Walk Near Riverside

A 3-mile walk along the Charles near the Leo J. Martin Golf Course covers some rough, unofficial trails as well as two new pedestrian bridges over the river.

 

From King's Handbook of Newton (1889)

Crystal Lake

Hemlock Gorge and Echo Bridge

Riverside

Bullough's Pond

Hammond Pond Woods

 

Norumbega Park Then and Now

Hemlock Gorge Then and Now

 


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PO Box 590011
Newton Centre, MA 02459

www.newtonconservators.org

 

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