Webster Woods Threatened
Congregation Mishkan Tefila owns 22 acres of land, mostly woodland, that is surrounded by the publicly owned Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation. Mishkan Tefila has agreed to sell the land 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 Board of Aldermen 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
Protect Our Herons
Herons live along the shore of many ponds, lakes, and rivers in Newton and nearby communities.
On August 19, 2015, this Great Blue Heron was killed by off-leash dogs at Arnold Arboretum in Boston.
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.
DEP Approves Hammond Pond Floating Walkway
Digital Park Signs Installed in Three Conservation Areas