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

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

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CHA Spring Newsletter 2018

 

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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.

Extra! Extra! The CHA fall 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 2017

Extra! Extra! The CHA spring 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 2017

Webster Woods walk on Sunday

Newton Conservators is offering this upcoming event:

Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 pm (Rain or Shine) 

The Hidden Life of Vernal Pools: Forest and

Vernal Pool Exploration at Webster Woods

 

Join us in Webster Woods, Newton’s largest conservation area, as we walk the woods and explore the large vernal pool found there.Vernal pools, because of periods of drying, do not support breeding populations of fish. Many organisms have evolved to use these temporary wetlands, where they are not eaten by fish.

Join us as we search obligate vernal pool species, including fairy shrimp, spotted salamanders and wood frogs. The amphibians are the stars of the show, but you will also watch for mammal tracks and learn about trees and other forest plants.

Sampling equipment will be provided; bring hand lenses if you have them.We will walk even in the rain, so dress accordingly.

Meet at the end of Warren Street on the western edge of Webster Conservation Area.

For anyone not up to a 1-mile hike (round-trip), you can meet up with the group at 2 pm in the back parking lot (far back) of the former Congregation Mishkan Tefila on Hammond Pond Road; the vernal pool is right there.

 

Trip Leader: Eric Olson 

Houghton Garden Clean up

Houghton Garden Clean up happens this Saturday, April 8, from 9 to 3.

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