Learn more about your parks and open spaces with the Newton Conservators and learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton. Newton Conservators shows were hosted by Cris Criscitiello and other members of the Conservators.
The Environmental Show began in September 2004 with a program that raised crucial concerns about building an environmentally sound Newton North High School. Entitled “High Performance Building Technology,” it was sponsored by Green Newton and featured host Beverly Droz, President, and guest David DelPorto, an expert in “green” building techniques.
“Saving Newton’s Last Farm” arrived in October 2004, just as the Board of Alderman prepared to consider appropriating Community Preservation Act funds to buy and preserve the historic Angino Farm on Nahanton Street . The Newton Conservators, sponsor of this show, are also the proponents of the community farm and have worked with the Community Preservation Committee to develop the proposal that was approved by the Board of Aldermen in December 2004. Other shows produced by the Conservators featured Cold Spring Park, Dolan Pond, and the wildlife of the Charles River.
Both organizations are dedicated to highlighting issues important to Newton residents. Tune in to learn more about your parks with the Conservators, and to learn to think globally and act locally with Green Newton.
Programs produced by the Conservators for the NewTV series, The Environmental Show, are now viewable on the web.
June 2015 note: we’ve recently changed the site where shows can be viewed online. If you have trouble with any of the links on this page, please contact us.
The Environmental Show Episodes
This program focuses on the acquisition of Kesseler Woods via a public/private partnership. This was one of the last large, privately owned pieces of open space in Newton. By connecting the existing 20-acre Saw Mill Brook Conservation Area with the 5-acre Bald Pate Meadow Conservation Area,
Newton’s pure water originates in the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts, yet the area around Quabbin is unfamiliar to most residents except for perhaps birding and fishing enthusiasts. Allen Young, land protection advocate and author of “North of Quabbin Revisited: A Guide to Nine Towns North of the Quabbin Reservoir”
The City of Newton is under attack from alien invaders. They have come from far away and are taking over our back yards, parks, and conservation areas. Slowly and quietly they are creeping into our public open spaces,