Annual Meetings and Reports

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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2010 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Newton Mayor Setti Warren: “Help Government Work”   Mayor Setti Warren gave the keynote address at the 2010 Newton Conservators’ Annual Dinner Meeting. He stressed the importance of conservation and

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President’s 2010 Annual Report

President’s Report President Jane Sender delivered this address at the Newton Conservators’ 2010 Annual Dinner. Thank you all very much for coming to our dinner tonight. I would like to

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2009 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Richard Primack:  Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord Climate change means species loss. And the evidence is here, in Concord, according to Richard Primack, who addressed the Newton Conservators at their

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President’s 2009 Annual Report

Outgoing President Beth Schroeder delivered this address at the Newton Conservators’ 2009 Annual Dinner. In the past year, the Newton Conservators welcomed two new board members to our group: Willis

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President’s 2008 Annual Report

William Hagar gave his final address as President of the Newton Conservators at the Conservators’ annual dinner. Bill served with great humor, grew our organization, and was instrumental in the

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2008 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Jeffrey Dukes: Heat Wave Coming The atmosphere is heating up, we all know. The question is how much. Professor Jeffrey Dukes of UMass Boston, speaking at the Newton Conservators’ annual

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President’s 2007 Annual Report

Welcome to the forty-sixth annual meeting of the Newton Conservators. I want to thank all of you members and friends who are attending tonight’s dinner. Special thanks to State Representative

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2007 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Greg Maslowe: Farming Comes Alive Newton calls itself the “Garden City.” More than anyone in recent years, Greg Maslowe has helped the city live up to its name. Greg is

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