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

Levingston Cove at Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake to get aluminum sulfate treatment on May 3

On May 3 (May 4 or 5 in case of bad weather) Crystal Lake will be treated with aluminum sulfate to help prevent harmful blooms of blue-green algae.  It is

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Who’s In Charge Around Here?

The 42 properties described on this website are owned, managed, and supported by many different government, conservation, and advocacy organizations.  A new page on the website provides a quick summary

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Registration is now available for five Spring Webinars . . .

Newton Conservators is delighted to announce our spring series of webinars. There is wonderful range of topics again this season: • Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond  

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A New Way To Not Get Lost

January 2022 Update:  A new version of the Newton Trails Map, which includes the intersection markers and color-coded trails in Webster Woods and Hammond Pond Reservation, has been uploaded to

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Newton Community Farm CSA and children’s class signups

Applications for Newton Community Farm’s Summer CSA Program will be accepted starting January 24 for CSA sharers returning from 2021. See the full application schedule on the Farm’s CSA website

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Upcoming Events

Newton Conservators Publications


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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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