Feature Articles


Newton Conservators Commitment to DEIJ

The Newton Conservators has been studying issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) as they relate to our mission for the past year. After much reflection and discussion

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New Trail and Intersection Markers in Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation

Walkers in Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation should now have an easier time finding their way, thanks to a collaborative effort of the Newton Conservators with Jennifer Steel

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Introducing the Pollinator Toolkit!

Our environment is at risk because of precipitous declines in habitat, native plants and the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on those plants. The pollinators that are an

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Conservation News

Newton Community Farm CSA signup

Applications will be accepted for Newton Community Farm’s 2023 Summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program starting on January 23. Registration occurs in stages, starting with interested sharers who participated last

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Winter Bird-watching at Newton’s Ponds, Lakes, and Rivers

Many waterbirds that breed in Canada or northern New England fly south for the winter.  Until they freeze, Newton’s ponds and lakes, and the Charles River, provide attractive habitats for

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A New Walk Along the Charles in Upper Falls

An informal trail has long followed the Charles River shoreline north from the end of the Upper Falls Greenway, ending at a chain link fence bordering Bobby Braceland Playground. However,

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Levingston Cove Reconstruction

Levingston Cove is a portion of the Crystal Lake shoreline to the west of the bathhouse. It includes benches, a platform used for fishing, and an unofficial swimming area. In

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Upcoming Events

Cold Spring Park Guided Winter Walk - WinterFEST 2023

Cold Spring Park Guided Winter Walk - WinterFEST 2023

Sunday, January 29 10:00 am-11:00 am Cold Spring Park, 1200 Beacon St, Newton, MA Join in a special FREE Guided Winter Walk with the Newton Conservators [...]

Newton Conservators Publications


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


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.


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