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Help Us Protect Newton’s Open Spaces

The Conservators relies on volunteers to do all our work to protect, enhance, and expand Newton’s parks and conservation areas.  We need your help! We are now looking for one

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Trail Guide Revision: Your Suggestions Are Wanted

The Conservators Walking Trails guide was last revised in 2013.  Since then, several major changes have occurred, including the purchase of Webster Woods and the creation of the Upper Falls

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Explore Our New Website

After 16 years of incremental changes, the NewtonConservators.org website has received a complete make-over. Scott Lewis of Trailwebsites.com has modernized the appearance of our site, made it work better on

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Boston Globe GRANT program

If you subscribe to the Boston Globe, you can help the Conservators by designating us as the recipient of your GRANT voucher.  If enough subscribers choose us, we’ll receive a

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The Next Fifty Years

The Newton Conservators turn fifty in 2011. Like all baby boomers, we seek at midlife a reinvigorated, practical and realistic sense of how we can best use the years of

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Cold Spring Park Landfill Cleanup

Decades ago, part of what is now Cold Spring Park was used as a trash dump. For years, large pieces of metal debris littered the edge of a small, seasonal

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The Newton Conservators Turn 50-Why We Really Matter

By Jane Sender, President Published in Newton Tab, April 22, 2011 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Newton Conservators. Our reason for being is as compelling today as

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Little gains, big losses mark a much-developed Newton

By Matthew Call Newton may be called the Garden City, but fewer than 20 percent of its land is open space, and with development projects planned for all corners of

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Ordway Park Dedication

Remarks by H. Russell Perry While there are numerous motivations which energize conservationists, I like to think that many are motivated strongly by a love for the object of their

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