Newton Conservators logo spring photo
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.
Thanks to everyone who helped us on May 1, NewtonServes day, with one of these projects:  
  Upcoming Events
Friends of Webster Woods spring cleanup on May 21
The next Conservators walk is on May 22 in Webster Woods
Next invasive plant pulls are May 21 in Cold Spring Park and May 22 in Nahanton Park
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
Pulling invasive plants
Near the Blue Heron Bridge (photo by Eric Olson) In Cold Spring Park (photo by Beth Williamson)
Pulling invasive plants Removing landfill debris in
Cold Spring Park
At Dolan Pond (photo by Ted Kuklinski) This project continued the work we did in 2011 to remove landfill debris from the edge of a pond.


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

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


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


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