Newton Environmental Organizations

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Bullough's Pond Association

598 Walnut St.
Newtonville, MA 02460

Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Bullough's Pond which provides recreation including birding, walking, jogging and skating.

Charles River Watershed Association, Inc.

2391 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
(617) 527-2799
FAX: (617) 332-7465

Promotes the improvement and protection of the Charles River and provides recreational use of the river; publishes a Newsletter and canoe guide; conducts workshops. Call for information on membership, events and volunteer opportunities.

Crystal Lake Conservancy

P.O. Box 610038
Newton Highlands, MA 02461

The Crystal Lake Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation and protection of Crystal Lake for the benefit of the public. Our goal is to promote and support the unique natural beauty and recreational enjoyment of the Lake. Activities of the Conservancy involve increasing community awareness of issues related to the Lake, raising funds and promoting environmentally sustainable uses for the Lake and its surroundings through close collaboration with the City of Newton, the residents and other community volunteer efforts.

Foundation for Global Community

130 Washington St.
Newton 02458

Educational international movement whose mission is to discover, live and communicate what is needed to build a world that functions for the benefit of all life. Conducts workshops and provides speakers and videos.

Friends of Nahanton Park

(617) 332-2686

The Friends of Nahanton Park are volunteers dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of Nahanton Park (455 Nahanton St., Newton Centre).

Friends of Hemlock Gorge

1094 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 244-2601

Hemlock Gorge/Echo Bridge is a 23-acre wild area along the banks of the Charles River, accessible from Needham, Wellesley, and Newton Upper Falls.

The Friends assist the Metropolitan District Commission in restoring/maintaining trails, bridges and buildings. They also sponsor spring and fall clean-ups and annual ice skating party at New Pond. Monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at Emerson Community Center, Newton Upper Falls.

The Friends of Hemlock Gorge now have their own home page, and email address (

Green Decade Coalition

474 Centre St.
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 965-1995

Brings individuals and groups together to conduct a 10 year environmental campaign to make a significant difference in resource utilization in Newton for businesses, institutions and residents; seeks to achieve measurable results in energy and water use and waste disposal practices through research, education and action. Grassroots effort to involve 20% of the citizens of Newton in the formation of small "Household EcoTeams" over the next four years.

Green Decade Coalition/Newton now has its own web site.

One of its active committees is GreenCAP.

It welcomes new members and volunteers.

Household Hazardous Waste Committee

16 Linder Terrace
Newton, MA 02458

The committee helps to plan safe disposal of household hazardous waste, and implements educational programs for Newton residents The committee meets regularly the first Tuesday of every month at City Hall.

Newton Conservators, Inc.

P.O. Box 11
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 244-6094

A volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Newton's environment, open spaces, parks and recreation areas. The Conservators sponsor local nature walks, small grants and a newsletter. In addition, the Newton Conservators have a web site, maintained by

Silent Spring Institute

29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-332-4288 ext. 13

SSI is a non-profit research institute located in Newton dedicated to studying the links between women's health and the environment. The Institute has just begun a study of breast cancer in Newton, information about which can be found on their web page.

A substantial portion of the information on this page can also be found in the Guide to Newton's Resources, a project of the Newton Pride Committee and the Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs. Thanks to Suzanne Carneiro for making an electronic version of the Guide available to me.
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