How You Can Get Involved
Waltham Land Trust exists to protect our open space and in doing so, serve the Waltham community. You can help further our mission by getting involved. There are many ways you and your business can help preserve open space in Waltham.
Become a member
Membership in the Waltham Land Trust is just $25 per year ($15 for seniors and students). You get our wonderful newsletter, special pricing on events like the Green Space Blues Jam and a real green feeling that you are helping preserve open space in Waltham. Click here to get to our online membership application for credit card. Or click here to use postal mail.
Become a business member
Business memberships with the Waltham Land Trust run from $100 to $5000. Every business member receives the newsletter and discounts on special event tickets, plus a membership certificate (suitable for framing) and a WLT window decal. Additionally, depending on the level of membership, participating companies enjoy year-round exposure to conservation supporters through links on the WLT website and mentions in our social media and printed publications. It’s a win win for everyone involved! Click here to get to our online business membership application for credit card. Or click here to use postal mail.
We need volunteers with knowledge of law, real estate, computers and website design, mapping, environmental science, grant applications, fund raising, and community organizing. Our committees are always happy to have people participate who want to preserve open space in Waltham. Please contact us if you have any desire to volunteer.
Interested in helping to maintain trails in Waltham? We're having our annual Stewards Training on April 1 from 1-4 pm at the Prospect Hill Park Lodge. Come to the kickoff party first at noon to meet current stewards and give input to City officials!
The Waltham Land Trust is looking for folks who would like to volunteer to be the “eyes and ears” of:
the Western Greenway Trail
Prospect Hill Park trails
the Mass Central Rail Trail
pathways along the Charles River
trails in Beaver Brook North and Historic reservations
Smith Point, shoreline and wetlands of Hardy Pond
As a WLT steward, you can be as involved as you want to be, from just reporting on trail conditions online, to picking up trash (we provide bags and gloves), to removing invasive plants and helping keep the trail sustainable. You pick the place you want to "patrol" from the above locations. Once you've received the training and supplies needed, go out as often as you are able and have fun!
Your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. With your gift of money, land, or stock, you can help us reach our goal of preserving open space in Waltham. Shares of appreciated common stock are gratefully received. IRA funds transfered by donors at least 70 1/2 years old are free of federal tax through December 2007.
Consider a conservation easement on your property
With this legal restriction, you can protect your land in perpetuity from adverse development, and protect valuable natural resources.