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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 occassion. 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.

Western Greenway
5K Run/Walk
a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Western Greenway 5K Run/Walk a giant success. An amazing 226 people registered for the event, with 206 crossing the finish line!

Thanks to the following who offered prizes: Red Bird, Marcou Jewelers, Ponzu Restaurant, Joco's Bar & Kitchen, Massage Envy, Tom Can Cook, Edible Arrangements, Moe's, Moody's Delicatessen, the Tea Leaf, Domenic's, City Streets Restaurant, Waltham Fields Community Farm, Pet Supplies Plus, Greater Boston Running Company and Central Rock Climbing Gym.

Extra big thanks our top level sponsors: Bentley University, Bertucci's, D & L Liquors, the Nelson Companies, and Waverly Oaks Athletic Club.

Remember to go to Bertucci's on November 5 with the certificate to thank them for donating 25 large pizzas to the event. 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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