Ellen Foust

Ellen Foust is an artist and photographer with a passion for teaching. She received an MA in art history from Rutgers University and studied photography at the New England School

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Video of Spotted Lanternfly Presentation

If you missed the invasive Spotted Lanternfly program by Josh Bruckner of the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources at the Newton Free Library last week, you can watch Ted Kuklinski’s

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Update on Crystal Lake from the Public Works Department

The Public Works and Parks, Recreation and Cultural departments have been working with the Crystal Lake Conservancy to study and monitor the watershed inputs and water quality of Crystal Lake

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Cold Spring Park trail improved!

Cold Spring Park has a new look! As of now (Tuesday morning 4/21), the trail from the Beacon Street parking lot to Duncklee Street has been restored to its original

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Places to go . . .

Are you looking for something to do with your kids? Being out in nature, sharing open space with all the plants and animals that live there, can help to entertain

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Grant Helps Upper Falls Greenway

The MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program awarded a $396,500 grant on February 20, 2020 to the City of Newton for design and engineering work that will jumpstart an extension of the

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100 Years of Newton Parks and Rec

On January 30, 2020, Newton Conservators Board of Director, Michael Clarke, presented a lecture at the Newton Free Library entitled “100 Years of Newton Parks and Rec,” covering the years

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Recent Photos

Some photos added to the website in 2019… (click any photo to open a slide show) Panoramic view of the salt storage area in Webster Woods Bare Pond in Webster

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Parkland No Longer Being Considered for NewCAL Site

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wrote the following in her January 7, 2020, newsletter: We spent much of the fall of 2019 on the challenging task of finding site options for our

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Second Meeting for Newton’s Open Space and Recreation Plan

Every six years, the City of Newton updates its Open Space and Recreation Plan and evaluates its open space and recreation priorities. This is the public’s opportunity to influence the

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Webster Woods Saved!

On December 24, 2019, the City of Newton filed legal papers at the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds to take ownership of 17 acres of Webster Woods, as authorized by

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Please Renew Your Conservators Membership

Our annual membership renewal letter was mailed to members and friends in December. The letter, from Conservators President Ted Kuklinski, summarizes our accomplishments over the past year. We would be

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