Feature Articles


President’s Report 2020

Newton Conservators & Friends – Your memberships, donations, and volunteer support helped accomplish a great deal this past year… The Year 2020 has certainly not been the year we expected!

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Lower Falls Trail Options

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is proposing to build a multi-use (bicycle and pedestrian) trail system to run from the Pony Truss Trail south to Quinobequin Road,

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Pony Truss Trail Rebuilt

In September 2020, work was completed to reconstruct the Pony Truss Trail along the Charles River opposite Riverside Park.

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Conservation News

Winter Birding near Newton

There are many opportunities for birding locally in the winter.  Visit this Globe article featuring Newton Conservator’s Board Member Pete Gilmore’s picks for great birding sites.

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Comment by February 18 on Proposed Hammond Pond Parkway Improvements

Hammond Pond Parkway is a four-lane road that carries fast-moving traffic between Beacon Street and Route 9 in Chestnut Hill.  The Parkway runs through the middle of Newton’s Webster Conservation

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Newton Community Farm’s CSA is open for enrollment

Enrollment for Newton Community Farm’s Summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program has begun. Registration occurs in stages, starting with interested sharers who participated last year. Eat fresh, locally-grown produce from

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Mother Nature in Newton

Check out Richard Primack’s Newton Tab article, “Newton nature enthusiasts flock to local parks to see wildlife” which details a few of the interesting wildlife experiences in Newton during these

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Invasive Plants Info Available

Our website has a new Invasive Plants section.  For each major invasive species typically found in Newton, there are photos and tips to help with  identification, suggested removal methods, and links

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DCR Proposal for Trail in Lower Falls

On September 22, 2020, Massachusetts DCR officials presented the results of a preliminary study entitled Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail Feasibility Study.  View the meeting presentation. The proposed trail would start

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