2024 Annual Meeting – Thursday May 9, 2024

2024 Annual Meeting - Thursday May 9, 2024


Thursday, 05/09/2024    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


American Legion Post 440
295 California Street, Newton, MA

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Newton Conservators’ Annual Dinner Meeting

Thursday May 9, 2024
6 pm Social gathering with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7 pm Dinner, business meeting, awards ceremony and keynote speaker

American Legion Post 440, 295 California St, Newton MA 02458

Environmentalist of the Year
Newton Community Pollinator Project

Directors’ Award
EcoPledge, Boston College (student group)


Seeds of Change: Promoting Plant Biodiversity in Our Community

Michael Piantedosi, Director of Conservation, Native Plant Trust

At a time of great change globally, local conservation lands and public green spaces are more important places to invest time and effort than ever. The common driver of many efforts to retain plant biodiversity – from large tracts of wilderness area to pollinator gardens in cities and suburbs – is seeds. Michael will discuss the use of native seeds and the role native plants play in maintaining overall biodiversity on our landscapes, from the hyperlocal to the international. Michael will highlight work Native Plant Trust and collaborators have done to build a supply of locally-adapted, native species seed in the northeast US. Gardeners and conservation land managers can help to sustain and protect native plant populations by using these carefully documented, wild-sourced seeds on both public and private sites of almost any size. We may not know what the future holds, but what is certain is that we will need multi-layered, science-based approaches to saving plant diversity and the life it sustains, and that all begins with a seed.


Tickets  are $50. Please reserve by May 3 for online registrations.

DONATE (in lieu of attending)



Thank you to our generous sponsors! (* List as of March 15, 2024)

Nahanton Paddler / Platinum Sponsor:
Lucy Caldwell Stair

Dolan Pond Nester / Gold Sponsors:
Lalor and Patricia Burdick
Paddle Boston
The Village Bank

Crystal Lake Swimmer / Silver Sponsor:
Crystal Lake Conservancy

NCF Harvester / Friends:
 Fulfilled Goods LLC
2Life Communities, Opus-Newton

Covid protocols:

This is our first indoor annual meeting since the pandemic began. Masks are not required, but we encourage all attendees to take a home Covid test before attending this event.

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