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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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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A New Way To Not Get Lost

Smartphone and tablet users now have an easy way to navigate on every trail in parks and conservation areas in Newton and some surrounding areas. The system uses a free

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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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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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Christina Street Pedestrian Bridge

A former railroad bridge across the Charles River has been used for many years as an informal pedestrian connection between Christina Street in Newton and the Blue Heron Trail in

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Winter Birding near Newton

There are many opportunities for birding locally in the winter.  Visit this Globe article featuring Newton Conservator’s Board Member Pete Gilmore’s picks for great birding sites.

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President’s Report 2020

Newton Conservators & Friends – Your memberships, donations, and volunteer support helped accomplish a great deal this past year… The Year 2020 has certainly not been the year we expected!

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Mother Nature in Newton

Check out Richard Primack’s Newton Tab article, “Newton nature enthusiasts flock to local parks to see wildlife” which details a few of the interesting wildlife experiences in Newton during these

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Lower Falls Trail Options

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is proposing to build a multi-use (bicycle and pedestrian) trail system to run from the Pony Truss Trail south to Quinobequin Road,

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Invasive Plants Info Available

Our website has a new Invasive Plants section.  For each major invasive species typically found in Newton, there are photos and tips to help with  identification, suggested removal methods, and links

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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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