Levingston Cove Reconstruction

Levingston Cove is a portion of the Crystal Lake shoreline to the west of the bathhouse. It includes benches, a platform used for fishing, and an unofficial swimming area. In

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Registration Now Open – Newton Conservators’ First-Ever Outdoor Annual Dinner Meeting, Wednesday May 24, 2023

We are holding our Annual Meeting at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. We will meet under a tent for a buffet dinner, a short business meeting with elections

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Indigenous Legislative Agenda

The Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda is promoting five bills in the Legislature to advance the needs of the Indigenous community. The group includes leadership from the North American Indian Center

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Deer Park Trails Open in Webster Woods

The former “Deer Park” in Webster Conservation Area is now open to the public.  A half-mile trail loops around the property.  Access points are on Hammond Pond Parkway (just north

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A New Walk Along the Charles in Upper Falls

An informal trail has long followed the Charles River shoreline north from the end of the Upper Falls Greenway, ending at a chain link fence bordering Bobby Braceland Playground. However,

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Seedling Sale May 20 & 21

Newton Community Farm is offering over 27,000 seedlings grown at the Farm on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2023.  In addition to nearly 100 varieties of plants, there

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New Trail and Intersection Markers in Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation

Walkers in Webster Conservation Area and Hammond Pond Reservation should now have an easier time finding their way, thanks to a collaborative effort of the Newton Conservators with Jennifer Steel

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Winter Bird-watching at Newton’s Ponds, Lakes, and Rivers

Many waterbirds that breed in Canada or northern New England fly south for the winter.  Until they freeze, Newton’s ponds and lakes, and the Charles River, provide attractive habitats for

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Newton Community Farm Harvest Bag

Newton Community Farm is putting together all your favorite fresh veggies and fruit from our Farm and other local farms in our Thanksgiving Harvest Bag. Order here and pick up

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Newton Community Farm Fall Family Party

Decorate a pumpkin, go on a scavenger hunt, make a fall craft, learn about chickens, and more at Newton Community Farm’s fun-filled, outdoor Fall Family Party. Costumes optional! Saturday, October

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Fall Webinar Registration Now Open

Enjoy Nature… with webinars from Newton Conservators Join us for our fall/winter webinar series online from September through January.  Each program will begin at 7 pm and last approximately one

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Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On August 4th, the risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Newton was raised to “Moderate.”  The risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) remains as

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