Feature Articles


 

Seedling Sale May 18 and 19

      Newton Community Farm Annual Seedling Sale 28,000 seedlings for sale for 80+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, and some flowers Two types of very high-quality soil and amendments

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Mending a Gap in the Riverside Greenway

The Riverside Greenway is a planned walking route connecting Auburndale Park at Commonwealth Avenue to the Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge over the Charles River.  The Greenway is a link in

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Hammond Pond Parkway Reconstruction Begins

December 2023 updates: DCR Begins Construction to Improve Access and Safety for Cyclists and Pedestrians, Increase Connections to Open Space on Hammond Pond Parkway (DCR press release) Work begins on

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Conservation News



Newton Conservators Annual Meeting May 9, 2024 Successful

Newton Conservators Annual Meeting on May 9, 2024 at American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street, Newton,  featured a presentation on “Seeds of Change: Promoting Plant Biodiversity in Our Community,”

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A Wood frog chorus in Bare Pond

Wood frogs breed in vernal pools such as Bare Pond in Webster Woods. In March 2024, hundreds of frogs visited the pond, and made quite a racket.  Watch them in

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Enrolling now for Newton Community Farm’s 2024 Summer CSA Program!

Applications are now being accepted for Newton Community Farm’s 2024 Summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program!   Eat fresh, locally-grown produce from June through October for a cost per share of

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Wayfinding Signs in Cold Spring Park

In September 2023, nine wayfinding posts were installed on the trails of Cold Spring Park. The project, led by Life Scout Owen Serra, was sponsored by Scouts BSA Troop 209,

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Upcoming Events

Pesticides and Children's Health: How can we protect our community?

Pesticides and Children's Health: How can we protect our community?

Thursday, 05/23/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sarah Evans, Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will share the latest science on [...]
Cold Spring Park Invasives Pull

Cold Spring Park Invasives Pull

Saturday, 05/25/2024    
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Park is being invaded by garlic mustard, knotweed, buckthorn, and other species. We will keep the Cochituate Aqueduct walk under control after previous [...]
Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Sunday, 05/26/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will control garlic mustard, knotweed, and black swallow-wort infestations inside beautiful Hemlock Gorge, and the adjoining walking trail along the Charles River at Quinobequin [...]
Spring Ramble Through Webster Woods

Spring Ramble Through Webster Woods

Saturday, 06/01/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Barbara Bates from Newton Conservators for an easy 1.5-mile ramble in Webster Woods to see what's in bloom and "what's cooking" in the vernal [...]
Nonantum Village Day

Nonantum Village Day

Sunday, 06/02/2024    
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Look for the Newton Conservators table and tent at Nonantum Village Day at Coletti-Magni Park in Nonantum. The annual Nonantum Village Day, sponsored by the [...]
Exploring Hemlock Gorge

Exploring Hemlock Gorge

Sunday, 06/09/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Newton Conservators and Friends of Hemlock Gorge for a tour of this gem of a park, "hidden" at the intersection of routes 9 and [...]
Newton Highlands Village Day

Newton Highlands Village Day

Sunday, 06/09/2024    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Look for the Newton Conservators table and green tent at Highlands Village Day. The festival runs from 11-4. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, all [...]
Second Annual Newton Pollinator Garden Tour

Second Annual Newton Pollinator Garden Tour

Sunday, 09/15/2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Save the date for the Second Annual Newton Pollinator Garden Tour on Sunday, September 15th, 2024!  The rain date will be Sunday, September 22, 2024.  [...]

Newton Conservators Publications

Newsletters

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

E-Bulletins

Information on nature and environmental events, exhibits, and issues in and around Newton by email.

Trail Guide Book

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

Almanac

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