April 15, 2018: Butterflies are from Venus, Moths are from Mars

On travels her in New England and in Vietnam, teacher/naturalist and WLT member Linda Graetz has photographed hundreds of butterflies and moths. Come learn how to ID beautiful butterflies and moths from Linda and view her amazing photos. Learn more...

Save the Date: This Year's Green Space Blues Jam is May 19, 2018

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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.


City of Waltham Wayside Rail Trial Meeting Feb 13th

January 28, 2018

The City of Waltham will hold a public meeting regarding the Wayside Rail Trail. It will take place at Government Center Auditorium, 119 School St, Waltham MA, 0n Feb 13th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Government Center is wheelchair accessible. The Wayside Rail Trail is part of the Mass Central Rail Trail project shown on this…

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Waltham School Committee And Waltham City Council Joint Meeting Jan 30th

January 25, 2018

The Waltham School Committee And the Waltham City Council will hold a joint meeting to discuss the Waltham Public Schools current and future building needs. Possible locations include Chesterbrook Woods, a 25.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Robert Treat Paine Estate. The meeting is on Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00 pm at the Cannon Lecture Hall, Waltham High School,…

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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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Upcoming Events

Butterflies are from Venus, Moths are from Mars

04/15/2018 1:30 pm - 04/15/2018 3:00 pm

19th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

04/28/2018 9:00 am - 04/28/2018 11:30 am

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.