WLT's Annual Duck Walk is January 20th

See waterfowl like Hooded mergansers, ring-necks and golden eyes on our annual Duck Walk along the Charles.

A Commitment to Open Space

The Waltham Land Trust: Protecting, preserving and connecting since 1999

Get out on the trails

You can hear the trails calling your name... go for a walk!

Open space needs your help

Protecting and preserving takes time, energy and your support.

Online Specials To Support WLT!

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!

Buy Wachusett Mountain lift tickets online

Any lift ticket purchased online (at a discounted price versus in person) with the coupon code DON-WLT earns the Waltham Land Trust $10 a ticket at the end of the season.

News

Neighborhood Meeting on the Waltham High School Project’s potential location at Chesterbrook Woods

December 16, 2017

The Waltham School Committee and Waltham School Building Committee will hold a Neighborhood Meeting on the Waltham High School Project and its potential location at Chesterbrook Woods, a 25.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Robert Treat Paine Estate. The public hearing is on Wednesday, January 10th, 6:00 pm at the Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham High…

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Remembering Board Member Lesya Struz (1949 – 2017)

December 5, 2017

WLT Board Member Lesya Struz died peacefully in her home on November 21, 2017. Please click here for her official obituary and details regarding Lesya’s burial on Friday, December 8, 2017 and memorial service on Saturday, December 30, 2017. When Lesya joined the Waltham Land Trust Board in October of 2003, the rest of the…

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WLT’s Position Concerning the Chesterbrook Woods and the New High School

November 15, 2017

On November 15, 2017 the Waltham Land Trust submitted a letter to City Officials advocating for the continued conservation of the Chesterbrook Woods, also known as the Coleman-Stanton Property, and opposing its use as a potential location for the new high school. Click here to read WLT’s full statement.

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City Council Candidates’ responses to WLT’s Questionnaire

October 26, 2017

The Waltham Land Trust sent out a questionnaire to all the candidates running for City Council in Waltham. The deadline for responses was October 24th, 2017. The questions we asked the candidates are: How would you assess how the city has managed and maintained open space? What plans do you have in mind to improve…

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WALTHAM WALKS! Senior Stroll & Healthy Snack at UMASS Field Station

October 11, 2017

On October 11, 2017 the Waltham Land Trust joined forces with Healthy Waltham and Waltham Fields Community Farm to offer a special event just for seniors. After hearing a little about some of the groups working at the UMASS Field Station (240 Beaver Street), folks walked to the Learning Garden and enjoyed fresh salad prepared…

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Western Greenway 5K – 2017

October 2, 2017

The Waltham Land Trust hosted the Western Greenway 5K trail race, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 as part of the Race Around Waltham (RAW) Series. Over 150 people of all ages participated by running or hiking the 3.2 mile course through Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow. Congratulations to Ella Wozak (age 13!) and…

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Sunset Yoga August 2017

September 2, 2017

On August 30, fourteen people followed the instructions of yoga instructor Courtney Bell through a series of stretches and poses outdoors at sunset in what used to be a rose garden at 240 Beaver Street, the UMASS Field Station. Everyone had a wonderful time, feeling grounded connecting to the fertile Earth while breathing in deeply.…

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Moonlight Guided Paddle

August 20, 2017

On August 3, 2017, twenty-four lucky Waltham Land Trust supporters participated in the first annual Moonlight Paddle fundraiser. Charles River Canoe and Kayak provided the canoes and the guides. The group departed from Moody Street at dusk and passed under the Prospect Street bridge. Informative stories were told about Nuttings on the Charles and other…

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Controversial communication tower comes down

July 15, 2017

By Ignacio Laguarda waltham.wickedlocal.com ilaguarda@wickedlocal.com Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 4:37 PM Updated Jul 12, 2017 at 7:51 AM The 293-foot communication tower at the heart of a legal dispute between the city and Louis and Anthony Antico has come down. The tower, located high on Prospect Hill, was first erected in 1962, and then extended in 1980. But a 2015 request from the Anticos…

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National Trails Day Celebrated In Waltham

June 5, 2017

On a day where people all over the country were celebrating trails, 16 volunteers joined the Waltham Land Trust in addressing two long-standing issues on the trails. Along the Western Greenway, a bench that was originally installed in 2012 and dislodged by vandals a few years later was returned to its perch overlooking a forested…

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Upcoming Events

Shopper's Cafe Give Back Night!

01/31/2018 4:00 pm - 01/31/2018 8:00 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. 

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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.