Feature Articles


Kennard Park Sculpture Trail

From September 12 through November 26, 2020, the Kennard Park Sculpture Trail II will be free and open to the public following COVID Guidelines.  The event has been extended from

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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

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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Help Us Protect Newton’s Open Spaces

The Conservators relies on volunteers to do all our work to protect, enhance, and expand Newton’s parks and conservation areas.  We need your help! We are now looking for one

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Hillside Restoration in Norumbega Park

River Path leads down the hill to the Charles River from the Islington Road entrance of Norumbega Park.  Until 2019, the path was separated from the rest of the park

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Ellen Foust

Ellen Foust is an artist and photographer with a passion for teaching. She received an MA in art history from Rutgers University and studied photography at the New England School

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Video of Spotted Lanternfly Presentation

If you missed the invasive Spotted Lanternfly program by Josh Bruckner of the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources at the Newton Free Library last week, you can watch Ted Kuklinski’s

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