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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
Next invasive plant pull is April 30
Participate in the Charles River Cleanup on April 30
Boston Globe subscribers can support the Conservators by April 30
Remove landfill debris from Cold Spring Park, or pull invasives at two sites, on NewtonServes day, May 1
Sign up your teenager by May 1 for the Newton Environmental Science summer program or the Newton Community Farm Summer Intern Program
Sign up online for the Conservators Annual Dinner on May 4
Next Conservators walk is May 8, in Nahanton Park.
Tour Newton Cemetery on May 14
Seedling sale at Newton Community Farm on May 14 and 15
Second annual June Doin' in Nahanton Park on June 11
Sign up for a spring or summer program at Newton Community Farm
Spring events and photos
Sign up online for the Conservators annual dinner meeting on May 4
On NewtonServes day, Sunday, May 1, help the Conservators with one of these projects:
Pull invasive plants
Near the Blue Heron Bridge In Cold Spring Park
Remove landfill debris in Cold Spring Park
This project continues the work we did in 2011 to remove landfill debris from the edge of a pond.


Register online for one of the projects:

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

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Woodcock Meadow

President's Message

Walk Schedule

Invasive Pull Schedule

Hand Tools for Invasive Removal

Annual Meeting

June Doin'


E-Bulletin February 24, 2016

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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