Each summer, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) tests mosquitoes to see if they are carrying West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”).
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,