Levingston Cove at Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake to get aluminum sulfate treatment on May 3

On May 3 (May 4 or 5 in case of bad weather) Crystal Lake will be treated with aluminum sulfate to help prevent harmful blooms of blue-green algae.  It is

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Registration is now available for five Spring Webinars . . .

Newton Conservators is delighted to announce our spring series of webinars. There is wonderful range of topics again this season: • Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond  

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A New Way To Not Get Lost

January 2022 Update:  A new version of the Newton Trails Map, which includes the intersection markers and color-coded trails in Webster Woods and Hammond Pond Reservation, has been uploaded to

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Newton Community Farm CSA and children’s class signups

Applications for Newton Community Farm’s Summer CSA Program will be accepted starting January 24 for CSA sharers returning from 2021. See the full application schedule on the Farm’s CSA website

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Newton Conservators Commitment to DEIJ

The Newton Conservators has been studying issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) as they relate to our mission for the past year. After much reflection and discussion

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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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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice in Land Conservation

In 2020, with support from the full Board, several Newton Conservators Board members formed a “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice” team (DEIJ for short). The members of this team have

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Hammond Pond Parkway Redesign

Hammond Pond Parkway is a four-lane road that carries fast-moving traffic between Beacon Street and Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. The Parkway runs through the middle of Newton’s Webster Conservation

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Newton Conservators Open Space Awards Presentation

Newton Conservators celebrates its 60th Anniversary of advocating for open space in Newton this year.  Traditionally, the organization  presented awards at an annual dinner meeting in May but Covid upended

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Newton Conservators Annual Meeting to be held Virtually – Oct 27 at 7 PM

Please join us the Newton Conservators for our 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to be held virtually on Zoom from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.   Unfortunately,

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mosquito at rest

Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On September 16th, 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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Pollinator Story Walks Installed in Local Parks

Now you can take a walk in a park and enjoy a book while strolling! Earlier this year a group of residents and City Councilors formed The Newton Community Pollinator

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