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Seeking Volunteer Stewards

The Waltham Land Trust is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with maintaining paths along the Charles River and the proposed
Mass Central Rail Trail.

The Mass Central Rail Trail and Charles River Path Stewards will essentially serve as the "eyes and ears" of these heavily-used trails, working in conjunction with the local and state entities charged with their maintenance. In both locations, volunteers will tasked with removing litter, reporting on conditions through field reports and removing invasive plant species on occasion. Email Sonja if you'd like more information.

Stewards should be at least 18 years old and must commit to walking designated sections of the trails on a regular basis (frequency depending on season) for a period of at least two years. Living proximate to the Charles River or MCRT is a big plus. 

Many thanks to the Foundation for MetroWest for funding support of our new stewards-to-be!

At their training in Spring 2012, the Chester Brook Greenway Stewards work together to move a large tree blocking the Western Greenway Trail.

Charles River Trail Stewards Field Report

Chester Brook Trail Stewards Field Report

Waltham Land Trust Celebrates
Fifteen Years of Incorporation at 15th Annual Meeting

In 1999, members of neighborhood associations, community activists, environmentalists, conservationists, and "just plain folks" came to together to found the Waltham Land Trust.

Hard to believe that was fifteen years ago!

Since then, the WLT has accomplished a great deal creating a legacy of land conservation in Waltham.

At our 15th Annual Meeting on October 23rd, members of the Board reviewed our highlights in saving land, building trails, making maps, educating the public, and raising funds. Download the slideshow presentation for more info.

We also discussed our plans for the future, much of which focuses on the Mass Central Rail Trail.   Inge Uhlir Environmentalist of the Year, Laurel Carpenter, shared slides about the MCRT from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation. Download the MCRT slideshow presentation to learn more.

Finally, current paying members of the WLT voted in three new Board Directors (Natalie Berland, Martha Creedon, and Brian McCormick) and three returning Directors (Betsy Lewenberg, Joyce Nett, and Diana Young). Toscini's ice cream, cookies, and other goodies were enjoyed afterwards while WLT supporters mingled with one another. See pictures of the evening.

Help us achieve more in the next fifteen years!

Please remember to go to Bertucci's on November 5 with this certificate to thank them for regularly donating pizzas to our events. When you do, the WLT gets 15% of the food and drink sale!

The Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.

We envision growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment

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What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent. If the inhabitants of a town were wise, they would seek to preserve these things, though at considerable expense; for such things educate more than any hired teachers or preachers, or at any present recognized system of school education. -- Henry David Thoreau


About the picture in the banner at the top of the page...

The picture, taken in June of 2005, is of a vernal pool at Berry Farm, an At Risk for development open space parcel next to Prospect Hill Park.

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