2020 Green Space Blues Jam In Place is July 18th from 7:00 - 10:00pm
WLT is going virtual with this year's Green Space Blues Jam. Enjoy awesome live music from the blues duo of Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and WLT's virtual dance party from the comfort of your own home! Click here to purchase your ticket, or visit our Blues Jam page for more info. Silent auction opens July 15th. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Mention WLT and Not Your Average Joe's Will Support us All Summer Long!
Now through August 31, 2020, mention the Waltham Land Trust with your order for takeout, dine-in, or outside seating at Not Your Average Joe's and WLT will get 15% of your total purchase any day this summer. Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity. Call (781-966-5637) or order online for contactless curbside pickup!
*Due to COVID-19, all in-person WLT events have been cancelled until further notice.
This is a huge blow to the organization's fundraising and long-term sustainability at a time when the importance of conservation is clearer now more than ever. Many of the open spaces people have been using for fresh air and healthy outdoor exercise during this pandemic are at risk of future development. WLT cannot protect them without your help.
While we cannot get together in person, this year’s Green Space Blues Jam will be held virtually on July 18, 2020. Stay tuned for more details!
The Land Trust is happy to see that Waltham's trails and green space are providing people with important respite during this stressful and challenging time. While guidance from public officials changes quickly day by day, WLT will do its best to keep you updated on which properties are open and the recommendations for using them safely.
Please visit WLT's COVID-19 page for more information.
Sonja & Hooty Deliver Granola Bars for Waltham's Kids
On March 19, 2020 WLT Executive Director Sonja Wadman, and her assistant Hooty, delivered 18 cases of granola bars to the Waltham High School and the Waltham Housing Authority to make sure kids had enough nutritious snacks once schools were closed.
Open space needs your help
Protecting and preserving takes time, energy and your support.
Please consider a donation to help protect and preserve open space in Waltham.
A month ago, the City Council approved a purchase of the land and buildings at 240 Beaver St., preserving Waltham history and creating a path for the land to continue to be farmed for future generations. The decision was voted on during a global pandemic which has made it feel even more surreal, said Waltham…Read More
In the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, after years of patience and uncertainty, one vote by Waltham City’s Council this week has made one thing certain: Waltham will continue to have a farm for generations to come. After years of negotiations, the Waltham City Council voted unanimously—except for a recused vote—to approve the purchase of…Read More
The city council approved Mayor Jeannette McCarthy’s agreement to buy the southern portion of the UMass Field Station on Beaver Street, Monday for $17.4 million. Last year the council voted to use $14 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to buy the property, and then this week approved an additional $3.4 million to buy…Read More
On March 19, 2020 WLT Executive Director Sonja Wadman, and her assistant Hooty, delivered 18 cases of granola bars to the Waltham High School and the Waltham Housing Authority to make sure kids had enough nutritious snacks once schools were closed.Read More
In an effort to show the beautiful and challenging topography of the Jericho Hill parcel, sandwiched between the 554 Lexington property where the new Waltham High School will be built and the Sanderson Heights parcel, the WLT organized a last minute hike for City Councillors and members of the general public. 65 people came! Nature…Read More
The Waltham Land Trust took advantage of the “bonus” day presented by Leap Day 2020 and offered a walk along the Western Greenway trail. Close to 50 attendees meet in the Our Lady’s Church parking lot, crossed to the area north of Trapelo Road and ventured through the Middlesex Hospital Lands, across Woburn Street, and…Read More
During February school vacation week, the WLT was thrilled to welcome back to Waltham Marcia and Mark Wilson, and seven of their amazing birds of prey (six owls and one American kestrel). About 50 children and 50 adults attended, filling the Whitcomb Hall of the First Parish Church in Waltham. We were introduced to an…Read More
On January 18, thirty folks braved chilly temps to participate in our annual walk along the Charles River from the Shaw’s on River Street to Moody Street and back. We were in search of visiting and resident waterfowl, perching avian and birds of prey. We saw mallards, Canada geese, crows, a Cooper’s hawk, male and…Read More
On January 1st, the WLT hosted its 14th annual hike at Prospect Hill Park. About 100 people met near the Starbucks in the Market Basket complex and hiked through trails in Berry Park. Another 100 left from the South Gate to the park near 186 Prospect Hill Road. Everyone converged at the base of Little…Read More
UPDATED: October 17, 2019 The Waltham Land Trust sent the following questions to all Mayoral and City Council candidates who provided an email address to the Waltham City Clerk’s office. How would you assess how the city has managed and maintained open space? What plans do you have in mind to improve this work? Should…Read More
The 2020 Green Space Blues Jam In Place is July 18th, 7:00 - 10:00pm!
WLT is going virtual with this year's Green Space Blues Jam. Enjoy awesome live music from the blues duo of Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and WLT's virtual dance party from the comfort of your own home! Click here to purchase tickets, or visit our Blues Jam page for more info. Silent auction opens July 15th. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The Green Space Blues Jam Online Auction is July 15th 12:00 pm - July 19th 6:00 pm
Stay tuned to see the available items when we go live on July 15th! Access to the auction is free - you do not have to purchase a ticket to bid.
Check out the online auction and bid on items like gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, art work, homemade goodies, and special experiences. Winners will be notified after the auction closes on July 19. Mail-able items will be sent via USPS. Bigger items will be available for pickup at the Waltham Field Station on Tuesday, July 21, between 6-8 pm and on Wednesday, July 22, between 10 am and noon. Special accommodations can be arranged if needed. Have an item to donate? Email Sonja [firstname.lastname@example.org] before July 13.
Beaver Brook North Pond
A short video of Beaver Brook North pond showing the changes over a year!
Online Specials To Support WLT!
Not Your Average Joe's Fundrasier - All Summer!
Waltham’s Not Your Average Joe’s will be open for no contact curbside pick-up starting June 1st. Mention the Waltham Land Trust when ordering over the phone or online and we get 15% of your total purchase any day in June, July and August. Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity.
Buy Chateau gift cards online
Any gift cards purchased online with the coupon code WLT will earn the Waltham Land Trust 5% of that sale. Get yours today!
Founded in 1999, the Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.
The Land Trust envisions growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment.