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

Newton Community Farm Harvest Bag

Newton Community Farm is putting together all your favorite fresh veggies and fruit from our Farm and other local farms in our Thanksgiving Harvest Bag. Order here and pick up

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Newton Community Farm Fall Family Party

Decorate a pumpkin, go on a scavenger hunt, make a fall craft, learn about chickens, and more at Newton Community Farm’s fun-filled, outdoor Fall Family Party. Costumes optional! Saturday, October

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Levingston Cove Reconstruction

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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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-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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Upcoming Events

Reading the Stories Told by Animal Tracks and Signs

Reading the Stories Told by Animal Tracks and Signs

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


The Newton Conservators publish a newsletter approximately four times a year. Click to view back issues.


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.


Spend 12 months getting to know Newton’s parks and conservation areas with your copy of the Newton Conservators Almanac.