Newton Conservators logo spring photo

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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.

June Doin' in Nahanton Park

Directions to parking areas:

the parking lot near the Nature Center is likely to fill up early.
Here are some alternatives:

the overflow lot off Nahanton Street

the Winchester Street lot

by the side of Winchester Street


Event details

All events are free except for canoe/kayak rentals.


  Upcoming Events
Spring walks and invasives pulls are underway
Boston Greenbelt Walk on May 30
Explore Crystal Lake during the Paddles & Petals event on May 31
High school students: apply by May 31 to be a summer intern at Newton Community Farm
June Doin' in Nahanton Park
on June 6
Historic Newton walk near Riverside on June 14
Newton's Conservation Land: A 10-year Vision panel discussion June 18
Spring events and photos


Crystal Lake Conservancy sponsors a

Paddles & Petals event on Crystal Lake May 31



Conservation News

Waban Hill Reservoir

The city has approved the purchase of this reservoir from the MWRA. Newton Conservators will hold the conservation restriction on the property.


Upper Falls Greenway Construction Delays


DEP Approves Hammond Pond Floating Walkway


New Bridges and Trails in Riverside Park


2013 Edition of Conservators Trail Guide


Digital Park Signs Installed in Three Conservation Areas



News archive


Swan on the Charles


New on the Website

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.


Conservators 2015 Annual Dinner

Awards Presented

President's Remarks


E-Bulletin May 8, 2015


Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Conservation Commission

A Walk in Cold Spring Park

2015 Grants

Shade Loving Perennials



E-Bulletin March 16, 2015


Winter 2015 Newsletter

Climate Change

Bird Memory


Spring Walks




Fall visitors to Newton lakes and rivers

Land we protect through conservation restrictions

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Water Underground

Evergreen Ferns

Autumn Migration


From King's Handbook of Newton (1889)

Crystal Lake

Hemlock Gorge and Echo Bridge


Bullough's Pond

Hammond Pond Woods

Draft Recreation and Open Space Plan

Canoeing on the Charles in 1904

Daniel Jackson photographs

Norumbega Park Then and Now

Hemlock Gorge Then and Now

A new map showing Newton parks and conservation areas


Newton Conservators Almanac

Cover of Newton Conservators Almanac


Canoe and Kayak Launching Sites in Newton


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PO Box 590011
Newton Centre, MA 02459


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