Save Webster Woods – What You Can Do

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s proposal to buy and preserve Webster Woods has been approved by the Community Preservation Committee, was given preliminary approval by the City Council on November 25th, and

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Mayor Fuller Proposes Action to Save Webster Woods

October 7 update:  Mayor Fuller Files Proposal to Preserve Webster Woods On September 18, 2019, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller proposed that the City take action to permanently preserve the 17 acres

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Fall Walks in Webster Woods

To help Newton residents learn more about this natural treasure, we sponsored three walks in Webster Woods in October and November, 2019. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has proposed that the City

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Questions for City Council Candidates 2019

The mission of the Newton Conservators is to promote “the protection and preservation of natural areas … for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Newton for scientific study,

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The Conservators’ Position on Webster Woods–July 2019

October 2019 Update Read the current position of the Conservators on the preservation of Webster Woods July 2019 Position At its meeting on July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors

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Road Salt Storage in Webster Woods

In February 2019, Boston College began construction of a road salt storage facility on the rear parking lot of the land it owns in Webster Woods. The site plan filed

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Webster Woods Trails

Many years ago, colored blazes were marked on four loop trails that go through portions of Webster Woods and the Hammond Pond Reservation. This map shows the routes of these

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Map from Primack’s Flora of Hammond Woods

This map is reprinted, with permission, from the pamphlet, Primack’s Flora of Hammond Woods. Primack is Professor of Biology at Boston University, and a member of the Newton Conservators Board

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Webster Woods: Articles and Documents

Recent Developments Concerning Preservation of Webster Woods Taking filed with Middlesex South Registry of Deeds Book 73890, Page 239 December 24, 2019 Newton moves to seize Webster Woods from Boston

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A New Maintenance Crew in the Old Deer Park

The deer herd that used to live in the “Deer Park” section of Webster Conservation Area has been gone for several years. Since then, vegetation, much of it invasive, has

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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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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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