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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.

Winter Pays a Visit

  Upcoming Events
Join the Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 12-15
Lecture at Newton Free Library on the history of Chestnut Hill Reservoir on Feb 25
Walk the Helen Heyn Riverway on Feb 28
Apply for a Conservators grant by Feb 28
Sign up by Feb 28 for a share of fresh produce from the Newton Community Farm CSA
Sign up for a summer kids program at Newton Community Farm
Winter events and photos

Conservation News

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



News archive


Swan on the Charles


New on the Website

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Riverside Pathway Walk

President's Message: Climate Change

Winter Owls

Protect Webster Woods

Road Salt



E-Bulletin December 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Nahanton Park: June Doin'


Nahanton Park Beekeeping



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.


From King's Handbook of Newton (1889)

Crystal Lake

Hemlock Gorge and Echo Bridge


Bullough's Pond

Hammond Pond Woods


Norumbega Park Then and Now

Hemlock Gorge Then and Now

Newton park and conservation area map

Canoe and kayak launching sites in Newton


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