The Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators wrote to each candidate for Mayor of Newton, stating the board's position on the preservation of Webster Woods. The Board supports preservation of the entire wooded portion of the site, including Bare Pond and the MASCO parking lot located within the wooded area.
Our letter to the candidates for mayor. As a tax-exempt organization, the Newton Conservators does not endorse candidates for office.
Bare Pond in the evening. Light from the MASCO parking lot illuminates the trees at rear.
Cold Spring Park Buckthorn Removal
An invasive plant, Glossy Buckthorn, threatens the Red Maple forest in Cold Spring Park. A demonstration project to remove the Buckthorn is underway.
New Signs in Conservation Areas
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.
Echo Bridge Railing Restoration Project
An effort is underway to raise public and private funds to restore the historic railings on Echo Bridge. Temporary chain link fencing has been in place since 2008 as a safety measure.