Trail Guide Revision: Your Suggestions Are Wanted

The Conservators Walking Trails guide was last revised in 2013.  Since then, several major changes have occurred, including the purchase of Webster Woods and the creation of the Upper Falls

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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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Sign Up for Our Fall Webinars

Newton Conservators is pleased to present its first ever online webinar series. In past years, we welcomed you to fall walks in Newton’s open spaces. With continuing concerns for social

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Annual Meeting with Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Newton Conservators (originally scheduled for May 6) will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will feature the

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Seedling Sale ordering begins April 5

Newton Community Farm is offering seedlings for home gardens for pickup May 14 through May 17.   To protect health of the staff and the public, all ordering will be online,

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Crisis Farming: Covid and Newton’s Farm

Oct. 20 Online Event The 2020 growing season at Newton Community Farm has been a year like no other. With pandemic quarantining, social distancing, growing food insecurity, and increased focus

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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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Kennard Park Sculpture Trail

From September 12 through November 26, 2020, the Kennard Park Sculpture Trail II will be free and open to the public following COVID Guidelines.  The event has been extended from

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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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