Project AWAKE's mission is to promote appreciation and awareness of the environment in the Newton community, by planting trees and flower beds in public areas, AWAKE aims to stimulate citizens to make improvements on their individual properties and work toward an improved appearance.
The Newton Arboretum is one of our signature projects and a very popular destination for residents and tourists.
AWAKE encourages the preservation of open spaces, historical landmarks, and community planning to ensure the enjoyment and appreciation of nature for the next generations of Newton.
Since 1981, Project AWAKE has been an active force in the community and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Funding is provided solely from private donations from individuals and businesses, as well as grants from conservation and environmental groups. No tax dollars are used to support the organization.