Feature Articles


 

A “Road Diet” for Hammond Pond Parkway

May 2024 update: The reconstruction of Hammond Pond Parkway is the type of work that transportation planners call a “road diet.”  The work has reduced the road from four automobile

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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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Levingston Cove Reconstruction Completed

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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Conservation News



June 20 State Rep. Candidate Forum on Climate and Environment

Meet the candidates running for the seats of outgoing state representatives Kay Kahn and Ruth Balser; hear their climate and environment priorities. Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the

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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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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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Upcoming Events

Edmands Park BioBlitz

Edmands Park BioBlitz

Sunday, 06/23/2024    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$0.00
Come explore the plants of Edmands Park and improve your plant identification skills.  These BioBlitz events are part of a larger effort by the Newton [...]
Crystal Lake/Centre Street Invasives Pull

Crystal Lake/Centre Street Invasives Pull

Sunday, 06/30/2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will work at the city's small pocket park along Centre St just outside of Newton Center, next to the house at 1429 Centre St. [...]
Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Saturday, 07/06/2024    
9:30 am - 11:30 am
We will control buckthorn, knotweed, and black swallow-wort infestations inside beautiful Hemlock Gorge, and the adjoining walking trail along the Charles River at Quinobequin Rd. [...]
Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Quinobequin/Hemlock Gorge Invasives Pull

Sunday, 07/07/2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will control buckthorn, knotweed, and black swallow-wort infestations inside beautiful Hemlock Gorge, and the adjoining walking trail along the Charles River at Quinobequin Rd. [...]
Flowed Meadow and Auburndale Park BioBlitz

Flowed Meadow and Auburndale Park BioBlitz

Sunday, 08/04/2024    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$0.00
Come explore the plants of Flowed Meadow and Auburndale Park and improve your plant identification skills.  These BioBlitz events are part of a larger effort [...]
Crystal Lake BioBlitz

Crystal Lake BioBlitz

Sunday, 08/11/2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$0.00
Learn about the fish, insects, and other invertebrates that inhabit Crystal Lake. We will use dip nets and other techniques to capture and identify small [...]
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.