Year End Appeal

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us fulfill our mission in 2020! Your generous donations and dedicated stewardship make a huge difference in the community. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

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.

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A Commitment to Open Space

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News

Waltham Field Station: Bill passed this week enables purchase by City

December 8, 2020

Waltham Field Station: Bill passed this week enables purchase by City Waltham Fields Community Farm is based at 240 Beaver St. By Kerry Feltner, Wicked Local Nov 20, 2020 12:13pm ET This week, the Massachusetts Senate and House effectively green-lighted the sale by approving the legislation needed for Waltham to purchase the property. “This bill was…

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Chain Saw Training, Nov 21, 2020

November 21, 2020

Ranger Adam Green led a chain saw training for 13 WLT volunteer trail stewards at Prospect Hill Park. The WLT has two chain saws used to remove down trees blocking trails in the woods and along the river. The City of Waltham and MA Dept of Conservation & Recreation appreciate our help removing easy obstacles…

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State Legislature Approves Waltham Field Station Purchase

November 20, 2020

State Legislature Approves Waltham Field Station Purchase If the governor approves the bill, the land will be preserved for agricultural, open space, and recreational purposes. By Jenna Fisher, Patch Staff Nov 19, 2020 9:00 am ET WALTHAM, MA -The Massachusetts Senate and House approved legislation authorizing Waltham to purchase the current UMass Field Station, a…

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Waltham Land Trust Annual Meeting, Nov 17, 2020

November 18, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Waltham Land Trust held their Annual Meeting using the webinar feature of Zoom. This is the edited recording of that meeting. At 20:42 into the video, Historian and Teacher Alex Green gives an in-depth presentation about the Metfern Cemetery in Waltham.

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Guided Fungi Foray, Nov 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

We were thrilled to bring mycologist Lawrence Millman back to Waltham for one last foray in 2020. This time we met at the South Gate to Prospect Hill Park and explored the trails of Berry Park. Many beautiful specimens were observed, including a red-backed salamander and a pair of garter snakes!

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State Rep. Candidates Answer Questions on Conservation

October 13, 2020

We know that many of our members are making plans to vote in the next two weeks. To help our members stay informed, the Waltham Land Trust and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation teamed up to jointly ask George Darcy and Tom Stanley, the two candidates for the 9th Middlesex State…

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Next Steps for Walthams 240-Beaver Street: Council Approval is ‘Huge Victory’

May 7, 2020

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…

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Waltham City Council Votes to Approve Purchase of UMass Field Station at WLT’s Urging

April 24, 2020

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…

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WLT Successfully Advocates for Waltham to Buy Field Station Property

April 24, 2020

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…

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Hooty & Sonja Deliver Granola Bars for Waltham’s Kids

March 31, 2020

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.

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Upcoming Events

Prospect Hill Park Hike (was set to paid event by mistake)

01/23/2021 1:00 pm - 01/23/2021 2:30 pm

Prospect Hill Park Hike – Registration Required

01/23/2021 1:00 pm - 01/23/2021 2:30 pm

Waltham Wildlife

We aren't the only ones that benefit from preserving open space in Waltham. Here are some pictures of Waltham wildlife that you could find living on or passing through the open spaces in Waltham. Some of the pictures were taken at night with a camera that was triggered by a sensor.

Waltham Land Trust Annual Meeting 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Waltham Land Trust held their Annual Meeting using the webinar feature of Zoom. This is the edited recording of that meeting. At 20:42 into the video, Historian and Teacher Alex Green gives an in-depth presentation about the Metfern Cemetery in Waltham.

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Our Mission

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.