Newton was once dotted with wetlands and criss-crossed by streams flowing to the Charles River. But one doesn’t see many streams, marshes, or wooded wetlands nowadays. Where did they go? Where does our rainfall go now? Jennifer Steel, Chief Environmental Planner for the City of Newton, will share her recent exploration of Newton’s “buried” streams.


A part of Steel’s professional responsibility as Chief Environmental Planner for the City of Newton is implementing the State Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations and protecting the few, precious, “natural” streams and wetlands that remain in Newton. This talks is sponsored by the Newton Conservators.

Photo courtesy of Newton Conservators.