Newton Conservators logo fall photo of Sawmill Brook
 
 

Health and the Outdoors

Everything we do, including sitting on the couch, entails some risk. Below are links to sources of information about some risks that may be present in parks and conservation areas in Newton or surrounding areas. Also included are links about the health benefits of outdoor activity.

Health Benefits of Exercise

 

Saftey During Hunting Season

 

Other Safety Issues

 

Poison Ivy in fallPoison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Blue-Green Algae

Sunburn

 

Small Animals and Rabies

Wild Turkeys

Large Animals

Coyotes have been reported in Newton and surrounding communities in recent years.

 

Bear sightings have been reported in several towns within I-495, but only very rarely in Newton or adjoining communities.

 

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