Newton Conservators: BC’s new salt shed threatens Webster Woods

Newton Conservators: BC’s new salt shed threatens Webster Woods

Here’s a story posted this summer on the Newton Conservators website that I don’t believe has been reported anywhere else…. 

In November 2018, Boston College filed plans with the City of Newton to construct the salt storage facility [on the rear parking lot of the land it owns in Webster Woods.] Neither the Newton Conservation Commission nor any other city department had the authority to prevent the construction of this facility. Construction began in February 2019, and was substantially complete by June.

This facility threatens Webster Woods because of the

The aqueducts – walk the third leg

The aqueducts – walk the third leg

As I mentioned recently, the Newton Conservators regularly lead wonderful aqueduct walks along the Cochituate and Sudbury aqueducts.  Their walks start in Waban Square, head down the Cochituate to Four Corners, down the Sudbury pipe to Echo Bridge and then back to...
It’s springtime.  Let’s go for a walk

It’s springtime. Let’s go for a walk

The Newton Conservators are running a series of guided spring walks in park land around the city. This weekend I’ll be leading two of them and you’re all invited to come. Upper Falls Greenway – On Saturday at 10AM we’ll be meeting at The Depot...