A Thank You to Houghton Garden Volunteers

Many thanks to our friends and neighbors who helped clean up Houghton Garden in early April. It was the largest number of volunteers that we have had since the effort began fifteen years ago. The park looks well cared for which could not have happened without everyone pitching in. It was fun to work together and then to join Bob Hanss who hosted a cookout and picnic creating an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to relax and (re)connect with old and new friends.

Please join us next spring!

Our neighborhood is fortunate to have such a lovely natural area for respite and restoration in our busy lives. Unless we, as stewards, give something back in the form of care and concern for this site, this could easily turn into a neglected and less desirable open space in our backyards.

Michele and Susie

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Extra! Extra! The CHA spring 2018 newsletter is here!

Our latest newsletter is jam-packed with news and local information.

Read it here first, or wait for your copy to arrive in the mail. Click on the blue link, or on the newsletter below to enlarge.

CHA Spring Newsletter 2018

 

Help clear invasive plants out of Houghton Garden – June 2

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Garlic Mustard Pull

Saturday, June 2nd

9:30am -12:00pm

Houghton Garden.

Sponsored by the Friends of Houghton Garden and the Newton Conservators.

For more information on this event and other invasive plant pulls soponsored by Newton Conservators, click here.

Pitch in the clean up our neighborhood!

Come join the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and other neighbors in keeping our public spaces beautiful. Clean up at the Chestnut Hill Post Office and T-stop on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 to 11:00am.

Click on the blue link, or on the image below for flyer details.

Community Clean Up Flyer

Houghton Garden Clean up on April 7th

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Spring Clean-up of Houghton Garden
 
Date and Time: April 7 at 9 AM…..(Michele says, “the snow will be gone”!)
Please bring gloves, a strong constitution and your sense of humor…
Meet at Houghton Garden (210 Suffolk Rd, Chestnut Hill)
Lunch will be provided by a surprise chef!
Please email Susan Lawrence (SLHL@mac.com) to sign up
Join us to have some fun as you take care of this lovely neighborhood spot.

Webster Woods Advisory Panel

Mayor Fuller has announced the formation of a Webster Woods Advisory Panel to offer guidance on how best to preserve this important community resource. The Mayor has appointed Beth Wilkinson of the Newton Conservators to serve as Chair of the Advisory Panel. Ms. Wilkinson will chair both the Panel’s Executive Committee and the larger Advisory Panel’s membership. All Newton residents interested in serving on the Advisory Panel are invited to complete an online application (a Survey Monkey form) by using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YR5WGXY. Applications must be completed on or before February 9, 2018, to be considered. Applicants should be willing to commit to monthly meetings throughout 2018.