Dolan Pond in drought

Global Climate Change Hits Home

Newton’s lakes and ponds are feeling the effect of global climate change: Drought’s effects mount as dry weather continues This summer will go down as one of the hottest, driest

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The Science of Webster Woods

by Richard B. Primack Newton Tab, May 27, 2016 reprinted by permission Many Newton residents care deeply about Webster Woods and are working to protect the area after its sale

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Herrick Green in Peril

Andover Newton Theological School is selling its campus in Newton Centre. Efforts are underway to preserve Herrick Green, the central open space on the campus.

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2016 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Bryan Connolly: “Invasive Plants”   Bryan Connolly, Asst. Professor of Biology, Framingham State University, was the guest speaker at the 2016 annual dinner. Professor Connolly’s talk focused on the most

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Black Swallow-Wort: Unwanted in Newton

Armed with seed pods that look like chili peppers, shiny green leaves that come in pairs, purple star-shaped flowers, and grappling spaghetti-like roots, this invasive non-native vine threatens monarch butterflies

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Charles River Greenway link completed

In December 2015, a key link in the Charles River Greenway in Waltham was opened, allowing hikers and bikers to travel off-road from Boston all the way to Moody Street

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Great Blue Heron

Protect Our Herons: Leash Your Dog

Herons live along the shore of many ponds, lakes, and rivers in Newton and nearby communities. This Great Blue Heron was photographed in early August 2015 in a marshy pond in

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The Blue Heron Trail in Waltham

A section of the DCR Blue Heron Trail extends from the Moody Street Bridge in Waltham south to DCR’s Forest Grove Reservation, which in turn connects to Auburndale Park in

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Mary Beth Maisel

Mary Beth Maisel is a Newton artist. Her work has been exhibited at the Fuller Museum of Art, Artcetera, DeCordova Museum’s Art in the Park, Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Cambridge Art Association,

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2015 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Rob Warren: “The Trustees of Reservations: Then and Now”   Rob Warren, Managing Director of Conservation at The Trustees of Reservations, was the guest speaker at the 2015 annual dinner.

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Hammond Pond “Access Enhancements” Proposal

Editor’s Note: DEP “tentatively approved” the DCR proposal on June 13, 2014. A final license for the project was expected to be issued in July. However,  as of February 2019,

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2014 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Julie McIntosh Shapiro: “Seeds: Up Close and Amazing”   Julie McIntosh Shapiro, seed photographer and curatorial assistant at the Harvard University Herbaria and Group Leader of the Global Plants Initiative

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