Annual Meetings and Reports

2019 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Way:  “Living with Coyotes” Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Way is the founder of Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research. Jon discussed living with coyotes in our community.  Details about his talk are in

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President’s 2019 Annual Report

Beth Wilkinson, President Message published in the meeting program Welcome to the 2019 Annual Meeting. This is a time to celebrate what we’ve done in the past year and to

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President’s 2018 Annual Report

Beth Wilkinson Remarks at the Annual Meeting It’s been another busy year for the Newton Conservators. I’d like to thank the 20 members of the board who have led walks,

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2018 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Peter Alden: “Changes in New England Wildlife Over Time”   Peter Alden is a world-renowned naturalist, entertaining lecturer, ecotourism guide and author of 15 books on North American and African

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2017 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Andy Finton: “Resilience”   Andy is Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, where he defines conservation goals, assesses threats, and implements conservation strategies. He recently led

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President’s 2017 Annual Report

Beth Wilkinson Welcome to the Annual Meeting! It’s nice to see those who have been open space activists with the Newton Conservators for a long time, new members, students and

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2016 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Bryan Connolly: “Invasive Plants”   Bryan Connolly, Asst. Professor of Biology, Framingham State University, was the guest speaker at the 2016 annual dinner. Professor Connolly’s talk focused on the most

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2015 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Rob Warren: “The Trustees of Reservations: Then and Now”   Rob Warren, Managing Director of Conservation at The Trustees of Reservations, was the guest speaker at the 2015 annual dinner.

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2014 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Julie McIntosh Shapiro: “Seeds: Up Close and Amazing”   Julie McIntosh Shapiro, seed photographer and curatorial assistant at the Harvard University Herbaria and Group Leader of the Global Plants Initiative

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2013 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Ned Friedman: “What it Means to be a Tree”   Dr. Ned Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, was

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2012 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Douglas W. Tallamy: “Bringing Nature Home” The keynote speaker was Dr. Douglas Tallamy, professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, and author of the

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2011 Conservators 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting

Mass Audubon’s Bob Wilber: “The Best Tactic is Hope” Bob Wilber, Director of Land Protection for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, brought a positive message to the Newton Conservators’ annual dinner

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