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Sign up for Stewardship Training on April 11


Interested in helping to maintain Waltham's parks and trails with other volunteers? The Waltham Land Trust is offering a training the afternoon of April 11 where attendees will learn basic trail maintenance and safety issues, as well as invasive plant indentification and removal methods.

We are currently looking for volunteers to be the "eyes and ears" of the following locations:
    • Western Greenway Trail
    • Charles River pathways
    • Mass Central Rail Trail
    • Prospect Hill Park
Stewards are asked to "walk" their trails on a regular basis (depends on season and location) and complete field reports that go to the WLT and whichever entity owns the property (DCR or City of Waltham). They must be at least 18 years old (or with a parent) and commit to being involved for a minimum of two years.

If this sounds like a good way to spend your time and give back to nature, now is the time to email Sonja

for a Steward Interest form and register for the April 11 training.   

Hope to hear from you!

Have a Blast at the 11th Annual Green Space Blues Jam

On Saturday, May 16, the Waltham Land Trust will hold its 11th Annual Green Space Blues Jam, our major benefit event of the year. This time around, we're bringing back the rockin', swingin', rhythm and blues band, The Love Dogs! These guys torched the Paine Estate at the GSBJ in 2011. Check out their website!

Dassault Systemes on Wyman Street will again be our gracious host, with plenty of parking in their indoor garage. Many thanks to Tom Dusel and Hobbs Brook for their generosity!

A huge buffet (with appetizer and desserts) PLUS drinks (beer, wine, soda) are included in the ticket price (only $50 for WLT members and $65 for non-members). Buy your tickets now, and get pumped for a super night of dining, dancing, bidding on silent auction items (stay tuned), and having fun with other open space supporters!

If you own a business who would like to sponsor the event, or have an item you'd like to donate to the auction, please email Sonja.  

We'd like to thank the following major GSBJ Sponsors: Hobbs Brook and Boston Properties. Many thanks also to Dion's for donating the wine, and to Sam Adams for providing beer.

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


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

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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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