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 and 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 CSA and children’s class signups

Applications for Newton Community Farm’s Summer CSA Program will be accepted starting January 24 for CSA sharers returning from 2021. See the full application schedule on the Farm’s CSA website

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice in Land Conservation

In 2020, with support from the full Board, several Newton Conservators Board members formed a “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice” team (DEIJ for short). The members of this team have

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Hammond Pond Parkway Redesign

Hammond Pond Parkway is a four-lane road that carries fast-moving traffic between Beacon Street and Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. The Parkway runs through the middle of Newton’s Webster Conservation

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A New Way To Not Get Lost

Smartphone and tablet users now have an easy way to navigate on every trail in parks and conservation areas in Newton and some surrounding areas. The system uses a free

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Newton Conservators Open Space Awards Presentation

Newton Conservators celebrates its 60th Anniversary of advocating for open space in Newton this year.  Traditionally, the organization  presented awards at an annual dinner meeting in May but Covid upended

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