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WLT urges Action on communications tower impact
into Prospect Hill Park


The Waltham Land Trust has been concerned about the communications tower impact into Prospect Hill Park for some time. For background, read our letter we provided to Mayor McCarthy, each Waltham City Councillor, the Waltham Recreation Department, and the Waltham News Tribune in April, 2015. A copy of the letter was given to the Waltham Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) at a public hearing in July.

At the September 15 continuation of the July hearing, the following statement from the Waltham Land Trust Board of Directors was read:

The Waltham Land Trust seeks restoration of damage to the park and an end to the use of our public park for tower access and support. Legal or not, we don't understand how this residential use became commercial without zone changes, permits, or variances.

If you are concerned about the tower, please attend the continued ZBA public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 pm at the Government Center, 119 School Street.

For more information, read this recent article and this recent article in the Waltham Tribune about the ZBA case regarding the tower. Here are some pictures of the encroachment onto Prospect Hill Park.

Western Greenwy 5K Logo 2015

Western Greenway 5K Run/Walk VERY SUCCESSFUL

An amazing 214 runners and walkers participated in our fall fundraiser, the Western Greenway 5K Trail Run/Walk, on Sunday, October 4. The 3.1 mile route traveled through a variety of habitats in Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow.

Congratulations to Aaron Ladd (18:47) and Anja Meichsner (20:42) as the top winners! As soon as the Race Around Waltham (RAW) series provides the results, we'll link you to them.

We'll also link here soon to the 2015 pics. For now, check out the 2014 photos.

Many thanks to Boston Bark, Bentley University, Dion's, the Nelson Companies, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Waverly Oaks Athletic Club  for their generous sponsorships!

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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