Newton Conservators logo fall 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.

Dolan Pond Rabies Alert

Rabies has been found in a raccoon near Dolan Pond

 

West Nile Virus Update

West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Newton.

Upper Falls Greenway Construction Almost Complete

Construction has resumed on the conversion of an unused rail line into the Upper Falls Greenway.

       
  Upcoming Events
 
Brooks Mathewson lecture
Sep 18
 
Conservators walks begin
Sep 28
 
Newton Community Farm
Fall Festival Sep 28
 
Paddles & Pumpkins event at Crystal Lake Sep 28
 
Hemlock Gorge fall cleanup in October (date TBD)
 
Apply for a Conservators grant by Oct 31
 
Fall events and photos
 

Conservation News

DEP Approves Hammond Pond Floating Walkway

New Bridges and Trails in Riverside Park

2013 Edition of Conservators Trail Guide

Digital Park Signs Installed in Three Conservation Areas

Nahanton Park to receive temporary fire station, permanent conservation restriction

Hemlock Gorge Dam Reconstruction

New Edmands Park Website

Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge Opens

Public Street Trees -- A Choice

Open Crystal Lake advocates opening the lake for "swimming at your own risk"

DCR Considers "Access Enhancements"
to Hammond Pond

Proposed "Ecological School Yard" for Countryside Elementary School

Newton Conservators Turns 50:
Why We Really Matter

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as it was in 1961. read more

Nahanton Park: Green Meadows or Snow Dump?

After a winter which saw Nahanton Park used to dump snow and Christmas trees, the city has begun to clean up the park. Mayor Setti Warren has agreed to find other places to dispose of this waste in future years. read more

photo by Duane Hillis

Newton Community Farm proposal for Nahanton Park:

Proposal

Public hearing March 2, 2011

Beetle Alert

The Asian Longhorned Beetle has been found in Boston. If you find one, report it.

 

Newton Acquires Two Crystal Lake Properties

In May 2007, the City of Newton completed the acquisition by eminent domain of the lakeshore property at 20 Rogers Street.

In September 2008, the city purchased the shoreline portion of the adjacent property, 230 Lake Avenue.   read more

Photo of Crystal Lake shoreline

 

News archive

 

Swan on the Charles

 

New on the Website

E-Bulletin September 17, 2014

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Taking Care of Hammond Pond

Awards

Tree Ordinance

Mysteries of Cold Spring Park

 

From King's Handbook of Newton (1889)

Bullough's Pond

Hammond Pond Woods

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring photos

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Monitoring Open Spaces

This Month in the Almanac

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Annual Meeting

Awards

President's Report

Draft Recreation and Open Space Plan

NewtonServes Invasive Species Pull

Canoeing on the Charles in 1904

Daniel Jackson photographs

Norumbega Park Then and Now

Hemlock Gorge Then and Now

New trail maps and park pages on the website:

Chestnut Hill Reservation

Charles River Path -- Bridge St. to Moody St.

Awtrey Dell

Hunnewell Woods

Oakdale Woods

Frank Barney and Martin Conservation Areas

Williams-Saco Streets Riverwalk

 


A new map
showing Newton parks and conservation areas

 

Cover of Newton Conservators Almanac
Newton Conservators Almanac
published

 


Canoe and Kayak Launching Sites in Newton

 


The Newton Conservators, Inc.
PO Box 590011
Newton Centre, MA 02459

www.newtonconservators.org

 

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