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News

Annual Duck Walk, January 18, 2020

January 18, 2020

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…

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14th Annual New Year’s Day Hike

January 2, 2020

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…

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Candidates’ responses to WLT’s questionnaire

September 7, 2019

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…

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In Memory of Board Member David Kehs (1950 – 2019)

July 30, 2019

Update 9/17/19: Dave’s family will have a memorial for him on Sunday, September 29th, from 12-4 PM in the Green Room at the Chateau Restaurant, 195 School Street, Waltham. Please join us for sharing memories about Dave with hors d’oeuvres at noon, followed by a buffet. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sonja. Also, let her know if you’d…

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Waltham Field Station Tenants Share Concerns

February 15, 2019

UMass plans to close the administrative offices at 240 Beaver Street on December 31, 2019 Tenants of the iconic UMass Waltham Field Station, including the Waltham Land Trust,  are confronted with a serious, existential threat and begin 2019 in a critical phase of our long-term tenancies. How you can help If you haven’t already done…

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Hardy Pond singing

December 15, 2018

It’s rare, but not too rare, to hear a pond singing when it is frozen and temperatures are rising or falling. On Thursday December 13th, 2018, Hardy Pond with a solid but somewhat thin surface of ice (not safe for skating) was singing in full glory. The following sound was captured so you can listen…

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Could Waltham Fields Community Farm Be Saved?

December 3, 2018

One possibility is that the city may purchase the historic land from UMass Boston. The Patch Nov 28th, 2018 WALTHAM, MA — The fate of Waltham’s last farm is still in the balance, but the director of Waltham Fields Farm is cautiously optimistic that a potential deal in the works between the city and UMass…

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School Building Committee Community Meetings on the WHS Project

November 26, 2018

The Waltham School Building Committee will hold two Community Meetings on the The Waltham High School Project at 554 Lexington Street, also known as the Stigmatine’s. Residents are invited to ask questions and offer comment on the matter. You can see the proposed plans here. Both meetings will take place at the Waltham High School, Cannon Lecture Hall, 617…

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Annual Meeting 2018

November 9, 2018

Over 50 people came to the Waltham Land Trust’s Annual Meeting. There were a number of speakers on a variety of topics. You can view the slideshows from the meeting.

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The Land Trust on the New High School

May 29, 2018

Position Regarding Waltham High School a white paper published in May, 2018 A large number of land trust members and city officials have sought an opinion from the Waltham Land Trust about the proposed sites for the Waltham High School. Our core responsibility at the Waltham Land Trust is to protect the City’s open space.…

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Upcoming Events

Jake n JOES Sports Grille Fundraiser

02/18/2020 11:30 am - 02/18/2020 11:55 pm

Eyes on Owls Children’s Program

02/20/2020 1:00 pm - 02/20/2020 2:00 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.

Beaver Brook North Pond

A short video of Beaver Brook North pond showing the changes over a year!

Online Specials To Support WLT!

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.

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!

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.