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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.
June Doin' in Nahanton Park on June 11  
       
  Upcoming Events
 
Next invasive plant pull is on May 29 at Hammond Pond
 
The next Conservators walk is on June 5 in Cold Spring Park
 
Paddles and Petals at Crystal Lake on June 5
 
Newton Community Farm stand is open each Saturday
 
Apply for a summer internship at Newton Community Farm through May 31
 
Lecture on invasive plants at Newton Free Library on May 31
 
Hear Tom Ashbrook at Newton Community Farm on June 4
 
Second annual June Doin' in Nahanton Park on June 11
 
Sign up for a spring or summer program at Newton Community Farm
 
Crystal Lake swimming begins June 13
 
Pull invasive water weeds from the Charles River beginning in June
 
Cold Spring Park farmers market each Tuesday beginning July 6
 
Watch migrating nighthawks at Nahanton Park in late August
 
Spring events and photos
 
 
Save Webster Woods The Science of Webster Woods

by Richard B. Primack

Many Newton residents care deeply about Webster Woods and are working to protect the area after its sale to Boston College.

We value the woods for lots of reasons: some for the lovely walks or jogs, some for bird watching or nature photography, others for rock climbing, and nearly all for the relaxation that comes with spending time in Newton’s largest open space. In addition to these benefits,

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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

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.

 

News archive

 

Swan on the Charles

 

New on the Website

Walks Along the Aqueducts

New photos, descriptions, maps, and shorter routes.

E-Bulletin May 20, 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Woodcock Meadow

President's Message

Walk Schedule

Invasive Pull Schedule

Hand Tools for Invasive Removal

Annual Meeting

June Doin'

 

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Riverside Pathway Walk

President's Message: Climate Change

Winter Owls

Protect Webster Woods

Road Salt

 

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

Riverside

Bullough's Pond

Hammond Pond Woods

 

Norumbega Park Then and Now

Hemlock Gorge Then and Now

 


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PO Box 590011
Newton Centre, MA 02459

www.newtonconservators.org

 

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