Feature Articles

Save Webster Woods

In 2016, Congregation Mishkan Tefila sold to Boston College approximately 23 acres of mostly wooded land that is surrounded by publicly owned conservation land.

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West Nile Virus and EEE

As of September 13th, the risk of West Nile Virus in Newton has been raised to “Moderate.”  The EEE risk in eleven towns in western Middlesex County (including Framingham,

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Conservation News


The Conservators’ Position on Webster Woods

At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators adopted this revised position on the preservation of Webster Woods:
The Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators reiterates its support of Mayor Fuller’s ongoing efforts to preserve the open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway.

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Newton Conservators Publications


The Newton Conservators publish a newsletter approximately four times a year. Click to view back issues.

Trail Guide Book

A 70-page guide containing detailed trail maps and other information about 34 parks and conservation areas in Newton.


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Spend 12 months getting to know Newton's parks and conservation areas with your copy of the Newton Conservators Almanac.