September 2017: Identify This Place

Win a free one-year Conservators membership for yourself or a friend. This will be a two-part contest. Part 1: Take a photo showing the Charles River that you took from

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2017 Positions on Preservation from the Newton Conservators and the Candidates for Mayor

In July 2017, the Board of Directors of the Newton Conservators wrote to each candidate for Mayor of Newton, stating the board’s position on the preservation of Webster Woods. The

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2017 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Andy Finton: “Resilience”   Andy is Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, where he defines conservation goals, assesses threats, and implements conservation strategies. He recently led

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President’s 2017 Annual Report

Beth Wilkinson Welcome to the Annual Meeting! It’s nice to see those who have been open space activists with the Newton Conservators for a long time, new members, students and

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Cold Spring Park Buckthorn Demonstration Project

The Red Maple Swamp that makes up much of Cold Spring Park is threatened by an expanding understory of invasive exotic glossy buckthorn, which shades the understory so much that

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A Visitor from the Woods

  The Barred Owl is an occasional visitor to Newton parks and conservation areas. In March 2017, this fine specimen spent an entire day perched in a tree above a

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March 2017: Identify This Place

We didn’t receive any correct entries to our March 2017 contest to identify this spot where beavers are active in Newton. The photo was taken along the Quinobequin Road trail

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December 2016: Identify This Place

We received 10 correct entries to our December 2016 contest to identify this old photograph. The two winners of free one-year Conservators memberships, drawn from a hat, were Suzette Barbier

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Newton Community Farm photos by Margaret and Kenneth Mallory

Margaret Mallory and her husband Kenneth have been active with the Newton Community Farm for many years. Margaret’s photos were showcased at the Newton Community Farm’s 10th anniversary celebration on

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Common Nighthawk

Nighthawk Migration

As evenings become cooler in late August and early September, the southward migration of the Common Nighthawk begins. It’s a process you can miss entirely unless you know a bit

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Saving the Woodcock Meadow at Nahanton Park

A Conservation Partnership The rare Woodcock Meadow in Nahanton Park is threatened by the growth of invasives and woody vegetation. The Friends of Nahanton Park and the Newton Conservators have

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Waban Hill Reservoir

The city of Newton has purchased this reservoir from the MWRA. Newton Conservators holds the conservation restriction on the property.

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