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



Fall Webinar Registration Now Open

Enjoy Nature… with webinars from Newton Conservators Join us for our fall/winter webinar series online from September through January.  Each program will begin at 7 pm and last approximately one

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mosquito at rest

Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On August 4th, the risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Newton was raised to “Moderate.”  The risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) remains as

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Chef Sherry Pocknett member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe preparing native foods

The Bounty of the Season: A Wampanoag Dinner by Chef Pocknett

The Bounty of the Season: A Wampanoag Dinner by Chef Pocknett A Fundraiser for Indigenous Peoples Day Newton WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:30pm WHERE:  Eliot Church, 474 Center

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Kids drawing a welcome message in chalk

Summer Kids’ Classes at Newton Community Farm

Calling all future farmers, scientists, chefs, naturalists, and gardeners! Join the Newton Community Farm to discover boundless connections between our food, each other, and the natural world at Newton’s last

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Upcoming Events

Notable Features of Webster Woods: Rock Walls, Cake Rock, the beautiful Vale, Bare Pond, Black Gum Stands, Gooch’s Cove, etc…

Notable Features of Webster Woods: Rock Walls, Cake Rock, the beautiful Vale, Bare Pond, Black Gum Stands, Gooch’s Cove, etc…

10/01/2022    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Webster Woods has numerous special geological, botanical, historical and landscape features.  Learn about them from Richard Primack, life-long Newton resident and Prof. of Plant [...]
Birding at Cold Spring Park

Birding at Cold Spring Park

10/22/2022    
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Pete Gilmore and the Brookline Bird Club for an easy walk on flat woodland and meadow trails, looking for fall migrants including confusing fall [...]
Kids- Riverside Adventure

Kids- Riverside Adventure

10/29/2022    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
Join Barbara Bates and Sam Corbin as we explore the Charles Riverside Park and learn about migration by playing games focusing on environmental interactions, food [...]
Darkness in Distress

Darkness in Distress

11/02/2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Light pollution, simply put, is any unnecessary or excessive outdoor illumination. Sadly, it’s become a pervasive and ugly consequence of modern 24/7 society. Light pollution [...]
Kids- Discovering Natural Changes

Kids- Discovering Natural Changes

11/05/2022    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
Join Barbara Bates and Sam Corbin, Newton Conservators Board members, as they explore how Webster Woods is preparing for winter! Open to children 5 and [...]
What Is a Native Plant Ordinance and How Can You Get One?

What Is a Native Plant Ordinance and How Can You Get One?

11/16/2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Renée Scott and David Falk, both founders of Green & Open Somerville in 2014, will walk you through why native plants are important and how [...]
Reading the Stories Told by Animal Tracks and Signs

Reading the Stories Told by Animal Tracks and Signs

01/12/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Many animals are secretive, avoiding people and finding food at night.  Snow and mud provide a canvas for these animals' tracks and enable us to [...]

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.