Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson is a photographer working primarily in black and white in the straight photographic tradition. Recent projects include portfolios of Houghton Garden; of the Chestnut Hill Waterworks, now the

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Newton’s Secret Garden

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, an audience of more than one hundred people learned about a hidden treasure when they attended a program at the library: Discovering Houghton, Views of

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Nahanton Park: Green Meadows or Snow Dump?

Nahanton Park is one of Newton’s most beautiful open spaces. Bounded by the Charles River and Nahanton and Winchester Streets, its 55 acres contain a variety of habitats: the riverfront

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Nahanton Park study done, now it’s time to work

Last year the Conservators, along with the Friends of Nahanton Park and the City of Newton Parks & Recreation Department, formed a joint committee and hired Massachusetts Audubon’s Ecological Extension

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The Next Fifty Years

The Newton Conservators turn fifty in 2011. Like all baby boomers, we seek at midlife a reinvigorated, practical and realistic sense of how we can best use the years of

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Upper Falls Greenway Proposed

November 2011 Members of the Newton Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force and Newton Upper Falls residents have proposed converting a network of abandoned railroad tracks into the Upper Falls Greenway. The main

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Wilson Conservation Restriction

Longtime Newton Conservators Richard and Andrée Wilson own a beautiful two-acre parcel of property in Newton Centre. Together with a smaller parcel donated to the City years ago, the area

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Chestnut Hill Association requests that work on Hammond Pond proceed more slowly

The Hammond Pond and the adjacent conservation area is an extremely valuable and unique natural resource to the City of Newton and particularly to the Village of Chestnut Hill. Our

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Proposed “Ecological School Yard” for Countryside Elementary School

From the Project Proposal: “As words green and sustainable, recycle and reuse, conservation and renewable energy become important components of our lives, more emphasis is applied towards educating the public

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Controlling Invasive Plants: Let’s Start In Our Own Back Yards

Printable brochure Many of us participate in garlic mustard pulls at Cold Spring Park and read about the Audubon survey of the invasive plants in Nahanton Park, but some of

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Cecropia Moths

Cecropia moths are native to the US and are found throughout New England but are rare in densely settled areas like Newton, probably because the adults require large tracts of

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2011 Conservators 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting

Mass Audubon’s Bob Wilber: “The Best Tactic is Hope” Bob Wilber, Director of Land Protection for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, brought a positive message to the Newton Conservators’ annual dinner

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