A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature - Walden, Henry David Thoreau
Spring 2013 Newsletter is here!
Learn about ways to help Crystal Lake (in light of last year's algae bloom), native plants at Cronin's Cove, the Spring Forum speaker, and much, much more - read the Spring 2013 Newsletter.
CLC Spring Forum on May 9
Turf specialist Mary Owen (Extension Turf Team Leader and Specialist for University of MA) discussed the topic "Better Lawn, Better Lake: How to have a Green Lawn without having a Green Crystal Lake". Click here for full announcement.
2012 Open Annual Forum
was held at the Hyde Community Center in Newton Highlands on October 25, 2012. Read about CLC's 2012 Water Analysis and view all presentations from the event.
"Crystal Lake Memories" Blog
Please visit our "Memories" Blog and add your own fond memories of Crystal Lake
Do you like our logo? Take a look at the CLC merchandise now available for purchase.
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. See our mission for a full description.
Green Decade Newton's 2013 Environmental Leadership Award
The Crystal Lake Conservancy is the proud recipient of Green Decade Newton's 2013 Environmental
Leadership Award (in group award category) for outstanding environmental contribution in Newton. Green Decade Newton chose CLC based on our recent work to preserve the lake and increase community awareness about issues facing the lake. The award will be presented on Tuesday, May 28th, 7pm at Green Decade's “Greening our Community Series” program at the Newton Free Library. http://greendecade.org/environmentalawards.html
What do the rules say about swimming at Crystal Lake?
1924 Rules by the Parks & Recreation Commission, the 1929 Rules and Regulations from the Playground Commission and a 2004 Summary of the Rules are all listed under the "Lake History & Rules" tab
CLC Thanks Our Supporters
The Crystal Lake Conservancy would like to thank all our members for providing their continued generous support and encouragement. We are also extremely grateful to the following organizations - the Solomon Fund, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and the Newton Conservators (see their website) - for providing critical funding for our work. We could not have accomplished a thing without this support!
Crystal Lake Conservancy
P.O. Box 610038
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
The Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization