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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.
 
       
  Upcoming Events
 
Crystal Lake swimming is open
 
The last Conservators walk of the season is on June 25 in Houghton Garden
 
Pull invasive water weeds from the Charles River beginning on June 25
 
Cold Spring Park farmers market each Tuesday beginning July 6
 
Newton Community Farm stand is open Tues through Sat
 
Watch migrating nighthawks at Nahanton Park in late August
 
Summer events and photos
 
Save Webster Woods
Mayor Warren Visits The Science of Webster Woods

On May 12, Newton Mayor Setti Warren toured the wood with many Newton residents

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

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.

 

News archive

 

Swan on the Charles

 

New on the Website

Walks Along the Aqueducts

New photos, descriptions, maps, and shorter routes.

E-Bulletin June 10, 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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