Annual Meeting with Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Newton Conservators (originally scheduled for May 6) will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will feature the

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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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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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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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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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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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