Feature Articles


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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Christina Street Pedestrian Bridge

A former railroad bridge across the Charles River has been used for many years as an informal pedestrian connection between Christina Street in Newton and the Blue Heron Trail in

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Lower Falls Trail Options

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is proposing to build a multi-use (bicycle and pedestrian) trail system to run from the Pony Truss Trail south to Quinobequin Road,

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Conservation News

Financial and Related Reports

You may view or download any of these documents. • 2020 Financials, Treasurer’s report, Audit Committee Report, MA Form PC/IRS990  • 2019 Financials, Treasurer’s report, Audit Committee Report, MA Form PC/IRS990  •

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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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Policies Adopted by the Board of Directors

Conflict of Interest Conservation Restriction Monitoring Investments Land Selection Criteria Record Retention Whistle Blower

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Protect Avery Woods

Avery Woods is a six-acre piece of open space between Day Middle School and Albemarle Field. The land, together with 2.5 acres now used for the middle school, was sold by

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


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A 70-page guide containing detailed trail maps and other information about 34 parks and conservation areas in Newton.


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