In 2018, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened a new $1.5 million footbridge over the Charles River, just upstream from Watertown Dam. The bridge connects the north and south branches of the Blue Heron Trail between Galen Street and Bridge Street.
The Newton Conservation Commission, with some assistance from the Newton Conservators, has begun a project to greatly improve the mapping and marking of conservation areas in Newton. The project includes these elements:
The Conservation Commission website has been enhanced by the addition of an overview page with a list of all conservation areas,
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority owns the Sudbury Aqueduct, which still serves as a backup link in the water supply system for metropolitan Boston. The MWRA is now allowing cities and towns along the way to officially “open” the Sudbury for walking along its crest—allowing the Newton section of the aqueduct to connect to segments of the aqueduct leading all the way to Framingham.
Recent Developments Concerning Preservation of Webster Woods
Newton City Council appropriates CPA funds for planning Webster Woods acquisition
June to October, 2018
Mayor appoints Webster Woods Advisory Panel
Newton Residents Work to Preserve Webster Woods