On Monday, Nov. 25th, the City Council voted by an overwhelming margin to give preliminary approval to the Community Preservation Committee’s funding recommendation for Webster Woods.
Newton Conservators enthusiastically supports Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to permanently preserve 17 acres of Webster Woods, either through negotiation with Boston College or by an eminent domain purchase.
On October 7th, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller filed a proposal with the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to authorize the issuance of $15.2 million in bonds for the purchase of 17.4 acres of land in Webster Woods.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to buy and preserve Webster Woods has been approved by the Community Preservation Committee, was given preliminary approval by the City Council on November 25th,
October 7 update: Mayor Fuller Files Proposal to Preserve Webster Woods
On September 18, 2019, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller proposed that the City take action to permanently preserve the 17 acres of Webster Woods purchased by Boston College in 2016:
“Preserving the largest contiguous forest for Newton in perpetuity is essential.
To help Newton residents learn more about this natural treasure, we sponsored three walks in Webster Woods in October and November, 2019.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has proposed that the City acquire 17.4 acres of Webster Woods that are now owned by Boston College.