Category: Hammond Pond

  • Newton Conservators spring events in Chestnut Hill

    Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am Walk Around the Waban Hill Reservoir Reservoir Drive and Woodlawn Drive intersection Come take a short walk around the Waban Hill Reservoir site, the City’s newest open space, purchased this past spring using Community Preservation Act funds. Once a backup reservoir to the state’s water supply system, the Massachusetts Water […]

  • Newton Conservators Event: Fern Walk at Webster Woods

    On Saturday, June 20, the Newton conservators will host a nature walk in the Chestnut Hill. FERN WALK AT WEBSTER WOODS (RAIN DATE: JUNE 21) The Webster and Cohen Conservation areas and the DCR Reservation form a large wooded expanse that stretches from the shopping malls of Route 9 almost to Newton Centre.The woods extend on […]

  • Newton Conservators Walk in Webster Woods, October 26

    The Newton Conservators will host a walk in the Webster Conservation Area in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 pm. The walk will explore the parklands on the north side of the tracks, including the former “deer park” and a rock outcrop offering distant views.  The walk will begin at Hammond Pond and will […]

  • DCR files for liscence to install floating walkway, hydro-raking at Hammond Pond

    The Massachussetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has filed with the Waterways Regulation Program for a liscence to (1) install a floating walkway on Hammond Pond and (2) perform hydro raking of aquatic vegetation in the pond. View the liscence notification and more information here: Publc Notice of Waterways Liscense Application No. w14-4074

  • Hammond Pond Floating Walkway Update

    DCR has filed an Appeal of the Newton Conservation Committee’s Denial of the Rudyak Family Floating Walkway.  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be reviewing the Appeal and will have representatives at Hammond Pond later this month do a site visit to review the DCR/Rudyak’s Plan and it’s environmental impact.  The CHA will keep […]

  • Hammond Pond Project to go before conservation commission Sept. 27

    The discussion of the proposed boardwak project at Hammond Pond will be renewed at the Conservation Commission meeting on Thursday, September 27th at approximately 7:45 pm in Room 209 at City Hall. The discussion will be a continuation of the meeting on July 26. The proposal includes converting existing trail to impervious surface and constructing a 10,000 […]

  • Conservation Commision to discuss proposed changes at Hammond Pond

    On Thursday July 26, Newton’s conservation commision will consider the changes proposed at Hammond Pond by the DCR and Rudyak Foundation. The public meeting will be held at 7:30 in City Hall Room 209. The discussion will focus on the “proposal to convert existing trail to impervious surface and construct a 10,000 sq ft boardwalk […]

  • Hammond Pond final plans presented, public comment period is now

    Last Wednesday at City Hall, the DCR presented final plans for the access improvements intially proposed by the Rudyak family foundation. Presenters started with the results of the feasibility study, which included both short and long term recommendations for addressing the health of Hammond Pond. Next, they presented the Rudyak Family foundation plans to construct […]

  • Public comment period for proposed changes at Hammond Pond

    On October 24, the DCR held a public meeting concerning proposed changes at Hammond Pond. Slides from the presentation are available for viewing here, on the DCR website. The presentation includes plans for improving the existing walkways, recommendations for restoring the water quality of Hammond Pond, and construction details for the proposed floating walkways. The […]