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Are you a Watertown Savings Bank customer?

Vote for the Waltham Land Trust in Watertown Savings Banks’ Annual Customer Choice Awards! WSB will be distributing $75,000 based on customer votes. If you are have an account with WSB, find the Waltham Land Trust in the Community category and please give us your one vote!


Thanks to everyone who participated in the WG 5K! The weather was less than perfect, but we still had a great turnout. Congratulations to Rodin Godoy and Anja Meichsner for being the top male and female finishers! See the results here.

Thanks to Playmaker's, Bertucci’s, Uno, Hannaford, and Stop & Shop for donating food and drinks.

Thanks to the following businesses that gave prizes: Gustazo, Not Your Average Joe's, Massage Envy, Wagon Wheel, Bistro 781, Marcou Jewelers, Bonefish Grill, Bertucci's, Smith Country Cheese, Shopper's Cafe, Heidi's Restaurant, Moe's, Joseph II's, Playmaker's, The Pub, The Cheesecake Factory, Edible Arrangements, Russo's, Margaritas, 99 Restaurants, Leo's Diner, Central Rock Gym, Charles River Canoe & Kayak, Waverly Oaks Athletic Club and Boston Sports Club. 

And many thanks to the sponsors of the 2016 WG5K: Hobbs Brook, the Nelson Companies, Dion's, Duffy Partners, Davis Marcus Partbers, The Micheli Center, Councillor Bill Fowler, RTN, Playmaker's, the Elinor & Jack Charitable Foundation, Bentley University, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Quick & Clean Car Wash, 128 Business Council, Failla & Defrancesco Family Dentistry, Watertown Savings Bank, and LeBlanc Mechanical. 

And they're off...

See more pics of the event here.

Thanks for donating on November 29! We raised $7160!

Thank you for supporting the Waltham Land Trust in so many ways during the year by volunteering, clearing trails, being a member, advocating for open space, and so much more. There is no way that the Land Trust could have such an impact on preserving open space if it wasn't for you all, because you are the Waltham Land Trust.

Thanks also to those of you who donated to the WLT on #GivingTuesday, November 29. We passed last year's total significantly and raised $7160!

If you missed the opportunity on #Giving Tuesday to donate to the WLT's year-end appeal, fear not.

We'll gladly accept donations up until January 1

online or more traditionally by mailing a check.

Many thanks for your support!


Mayor declares Waltham a #GivingTuesday city

(click here to read)

Special Deals

The Chateau Restaurant will generously donate 5% to the WLT from every Gift Card purchased online! Remember to enter WLT for the Give Back Gift Card Code in the Payment section of the Checkout page when you purchase your Chateau Restaurant Gift Card here

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. This open space parcel next to Prospect Hill Park was At Risk for development, but in the Fall of 2016, it was transferred to the City of Waltham. It is now known as Berry Park.

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