Registration Now Open – Newton Conservators’ First-Ever Outdoor Annual Dinner Meeting, Wednesday May 24, 2023

Norman Smith preparing to release a snowy owl while children inspect the owl.

We are holding our Annual Meeting at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. We will meet under a tent for a buffet dinner, a short business meeting with elections and awards, and a keynote speaker. Social gathering with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar starting at 5 PM.

Our speaker this year is Norman Smith, Raptor Specialist from Mass Audubon. Mr. Smith will present his work (which started in 1981) observing, capturing, banding, and relocating Snowy Owls at Logan International Airport and how this project developed in an unusual way to include research on Saw-whet Owls.  His slides, sense of humor, and depth of knowledge are remarkable.

Please register by May 15th.

Register here.

See the event Program here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!*

Nahanton Paddler — Platinum Sponsor

Paddle Boston

Dolan Pond Nester – Gold Sponsor

Lalor and Patricia Burdick

Lucy Caldwell-Stair

The Village Bank

Crystal Lake Swimmer — Silver Sponsor

Crystal Lake Conservancy

Newton Community Farm Harvester — Friend of Newton Conservators

Fulfilled Goods LLC

Willis Wang

*List as of March 24, 2023