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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.

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Fall events and photos

Conservation News

Construction Continues on Upper Falls Greenway

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

Nahanton Park to receive temporary fire station, permanent conservation restriction

Hemlock Gorge Dam Reconstruction

New Edmands Park Website

Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge Opens

Public Street Trees -- A Choice

Open Crystal Lake advocates opening the lake for "swimming at your own risk"

Proposed "Ecological School Yard" for Countryside Elementary School

Newton Conservators Turns 50:
Why We Really Matter

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as it was in 1961. read more

Nahanton Park: Green Meadows or Snow Dump?

After a winter which saw Nahanton Park used to dump snow and Christmas trees, the city has begun to clean up the park. Mayor Setti Warren has agreed to find other places to dispose of this waste in future years. read more

photo by Duane Hillis

Newton Community Farm proposal for Nahanton Park:


Public hearing March 2, 2011

Beetle Alert

The Asian Longhorned Beetle has been found in Boston. If you find one, report it.


Newton Acquires Two Crystal Lake Properties

In May 2007, the City of Newton completed the acquisition by eminent domain of the lakeshore property at 20 Rogers Street.

In September 2008, the city purchased the shoreline portion of the adjacent property, 230 Lake Avenue.   read more

Photo of Crystal Lake shoreline


News archive


Swan on the Charles


New on the Website

E-Bulletin October 20, 2014

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Water Underground

Evergreen Ferns

Autumn Migration


Summer 2014 Newsletter

Taking Care of Hammond Pond


Tree Ordinance

Mysteries of Cold Spring Park

From King's Handbook of Newton (1889)

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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