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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 both sides of Hammond Pond Parkway and both sides of the MBTA Riverside tracks and are home to 20 species of ferns and related plants.We will visit the southeast corner near Hammond Pond and see about a dozen kinds of ferns.Wear long plants to protect against poison ivy and bugs. If you have a hand lens, bring it. Bring any native fern you would like identified. Park and meet near the woods behind the shopping center, between the pond and Hammond Pond Parkway.
Trip Leader: Don Lubin, (617-254-8464), http://nefern.info
For more information about Newton Conservators spring events, visit their website and view their spring events flyer.
October 20, 2014 Leave a comment
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 consider DCR’s imminent construction of a floating walkway. Meet at the DCR parking lot behind The Street – Chestnut Hill, off Route 9. For more information visite the Newton Conservator’s webpage.
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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
November 17, 2012 Leave a comment
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 you updated as to any developments in this regard.
September 24, 2012
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 sq ft boardwalk in the pond (land under water body).