A non-profit citizens' group advocating for Newton's open spaces
On January 30, 2020, Newton Conservators Board of Director, Michael Clarke, presented a lecture at the Newton Free Library entitled “100 Years of Newton Parks and Rec,” covering the years
Editor’s note: Conservators director Dan Brody recently received this letter under mysterious circumstances. While we have verified the facts stated in the letter, we cannot vouch for the letter’s opinions
The Conservators website has had several different looks over the years. The earliest home page image we can find dates to 2001. Mike Clarke was the website manager. The first
This map is reprinted, with permission, from the pamphlet, Primack’s Flora of Hammond Woods. Primack is Professor of Biology at Boston University, and a member of the Newton Conservators Board
Conservators website manager Dan Brody has been taking pictures of the Charles River for quite a few years. While the Charles hasn’t yet attained the Environmental Protection Agency’s goal of
This drawing, by an artist named Jack Frost, appears in his 1938 book Fancy This: A New England Sketchbook. The drawing is entitled “The Only Rolling Dam in the Country.”
The Mary Hunnewell Fyffe Footbridge is at least the third footbridge on this site. A metal bridge in Victorian design was built in 1909, but was eventually destroyed by flooding.
Longtime Newton Conservators Richard and Andrée Wilson own a beautiful two-acre parcel of property in Newton Centre. Together with a smaller parcel donated to the City years ago, the area
By Jane Sender, President Published in Newton Tab, April 22, 2011 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as
Octo Barnett One of the largest and most attractive open spaces in Newton is the Webster Conservation Area, located next to Hammond Pond Parkway. The main entrance is at the
The first edition of the Conservators Walking Guide incorrectly stated that the land now constituting the Helen Heyn Riverway was once owned by Col. Robert Gould Shaw, a famed Civil
Avery Memorial Woods was acquired in 1959 from the Avery family through a negotiated eminent domain taking. According to the Newton Graphic, the land “was sold to the city at
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