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.