Feature Articles


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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Deer Park Trails Open in Webster Woods

The former “Deer Park” in Webster Conservation Area is now open to the public.  A half-mile trail loops around the property.  Access points are on Hammond Pond Parkway (just north

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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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Conservation News

Wayfinding Signs in Cold Spring Park

In September 2023, nine wayfinding posts were installed on the trails of Cold Spring Park. The project, led by Life Scout Owen Serra, was sponsored by Scouts BSA Troop 209,

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Planning for the Newton/Needham Community Way

The Upper Falls Greenway converted an abandoned railroad route into a pedestrian and bicycle path from Newton Highlands to the Charles River. The Town of Needham and the City of

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Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On August 29th, 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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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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Upcoming Events

Newton Christmas Bird Count

Newton Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, 12/17/2023    
7:00 am
Do you want to be a Citizen Scientist? Do you want to know more about local birds? You can do both by joining the Newton [...]

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