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

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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Newton Centre playground by Hammond Brook

June 7, 2022 Newton Open Space Project Meeting

This Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission online meeting is your chance to learn about the three sites proposed for a performance pavilion on the Newton Centre Playground (a landscape designed

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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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