Western Greenway 5K
Walk or run the Western Greenway Trail in Beaver Brook North and Rock Meadow to benefit the Waltham Land Trust and Race Around Waltham
This fall, on Saturday October 5th, the Land Trust is partnering with the Race Around Waltham (RAW) series to offer a 5K trail run/walk on the Western Greenway. To accommodate all types of participants, walkers will depart after runners. Sign up the family for a brisk hike through woods, meadows and new forests. Celebrate the accomplishment afterwards with post-race picnic. Because the trail has rocks and roots, strollers and baby joggers will not be permitted.
Register at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=3036
The next RAW Race is the Prospect Bandit Run 5K on Saturday, September 7 at 2pm.
SAVING ARRIGO FARM
Located at 342-344 Warren Street, the Arrigo Farm property comprises a total of 4.217 acres, including 2+ acres prime agricultural soil. Dating from the 1630’s, Arrigo is one of oldest continuously-worked farms in USA
Under a City Council proposal to acquire the farm using Community Preservation Act funds, the City could lease land as farmland.
The proposed project will
- preserve the last working family farm in Waltham
- honor the long agricultural history of Waltham farming families
- generate produce for the current and future inhabitants of Waltham
- be the gift that keeps on giving.
Stay tuned here for updates and get involved.
Help save Arrigo Farm!
The Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.
Vote for Waltham Land Trust in Watertown Savings Bank's Favorite Local Non-Profit Contest
Do you have a Watertown Savings Bank account? If so, please go to https://www.watertownsavings.com/community/cast_vote.html and vote for the WLT in the "Community" non-profit section. Every non-profit that earns at least one percent of the total votes received is awarded funds.
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.