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 Board expressed its support for the preservation of the entire wooded portion of the site, including Bare Pond and the MASCO parking lot located within the wooded area.

Our letter to the candidates for mayor

A presentation about our position

The reply from candidate Ruthanne Fuller, who was elected Mayor in November 2017.

A document with all of the candidate replies we received. As a tax-exempt organization, the Newton Conservators does not endorse candidates for office.

Light from the parking lot illuminates trees near Bare Pond

More information about saving the woods

The Conservators 2019 position statement