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.
July 2019 Position
At its meeting on July 24,
On August 7th, Crystal Lake was closed to swimming due to the presence of blue-green algae. On August 15th, Mayor Fuller announced that water testing results show algae in the water at the Crystal Lake swimming beach were at acceptable levels for regular recreation,