Comment by Oct. 6 on DCR Proposal for Trail in Lower Falls

On September 22, 2020, Massachusetts DCR officials presented the results of a preliminary study entitled Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail Feasibility Study.  View the meeting presentation. The proposed trail would start

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Pony Truss Trail Rebuilt

In September 2020, work was completed to reconstruct the Pony Truss Trail along the Charles River opposite Riverside Park.

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Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On September 10th, the risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Newton was raised to “High.”  The risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) remains as

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Help Us Protect Newton’s Open Spaces

The Conservators relies on volunteers to do all our work to protect, enhance, and expand Newton’s parks and conservation areas.  We need your help! We are now looking for one

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Sign Up for Our Fall Webinars

Newton Conservators is pleased to present its first ever online webinar series. In past years, we welcomed you to fall walks in Newton’s open spaces. With continuing concerns for social

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Kennard Park Sculpture Trail

From September 12 through November 7, 2020, the Kennard Park Sculpture Trail II will be free and open to the public following COVID Guidelines. Eleven artists from the greater New

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Hillside Restoration in Norumbega Park

River Path leads down the hill to the Charles River from the Islington Road entrance of Norumbega Park.  Until 2019, the path was separated from the rest of the park

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Trail Guide Revision: Your Suggestions Are Wanted

The Conservators Walking Trails guide was last revised in 2013.  Since then, several major changes have occurred, including the purchase of Webster Woods and the creation of the Upper Falls

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Video of Spotted Lanternfly Presentation

If you missed the invasive Spotted Lanternfly program by Josh Bruckner of the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources at the Newton Free Library last week, you can watch Ted Kuklinski’s

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Update on Crystal Lake from the Public Works Department

The Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Cultural departments have been working with the Crystal Lake Conservancy to study and monitor the watershed inputs and water quality of Crystal Lake

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Cold Spring Park trail improved!

Cold Spring Park has a new look! As of now (Tuesday morning 4/21), the trail from the Beacon Street parking lot to Duncklee Street has been restored to its original

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Places to go . . .

Are you looking for something to do with your kids? Being out in nature, sharing open space with all the plants and animals that live there, can help to entertain

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