Cold Spring Park Landfill Cleanup

Decades ago, part of what is now Cold Spring Park was used as a trash dump. For years, large pieces of metal debris littered the edge of a small, seasonal

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50th Anniversary Dinner Sponsors

The Newton Conservators’ 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Silent Auction was held at the American Legion Post 440 on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The Conservators appreciate the generous contributions of

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The Newton Conservators Turn 50-Why We Really Matter

By Jane Sender, President Published in Newton Tab, April 22, 2011 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as

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Newton Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge Updates

The conversion of the old former rail corridor and bridge over the Charles River at Newton Lower Falls into the Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge is nearly complete. The bridge has

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Open Space Protection Under Article 97

Nahanton Park is protected, among other ways, by a provision of the Massachusetts State Constitution known as “Article 97.” This Article requires that land acquired by a municipality as open

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Cedar Waxwings

These svelte and lovely, quiet birds can be seen during most of the year in Newton. During the winter they associate in loose flocks and dine on ripe fruits, including

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Riverside Development Proposed

In 2010, BH Normandy Riverside LLC proposed construction of a mixed-use project called The Station at Riverside, to be built on land now used for parking at the Riverside MBTA

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The Birds at My Feeder

Pete Gilmore It’s the time of year to get your bird feeders active again. The birds are coming under survival pressure as food gets harder to find. It helps to

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Newton Becoming More Dog Friendly

Ted Kuklinski Newton has approximately 3,500 licensed dogs (and perhaps at least twice as many currently unlicensed), making dog owners one of the largest user groups of Newton’s green spaces.

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The Green Team

Alison Leary As a staff person with Green Decade, the co-chair of the League of Women Voters’ Environmental Committee, and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Newton

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Advice About Invasive Plants

Did you know that you may have invasive plants in your garden? There are quite a few here in New England. They are dangerous because they spread into natural areas

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Bike Tour de Newton

The “Tour de Newton” is an 18-mile bike trip through Newton. It begins and ends in Nahanton Park. Bike tour one page printable cue sheet Large (3MB) pdf file containing

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