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August 2020 was a busy and productive month for the Waltham Land Trust and our wonderful volunteers! Check out our photos from the various events throughout August: Wellington House Lands Work Party #2 Waltham Riverfest Wellington House Lands Work Party #3 MCRT Hike to Not Your Average Joe’sRead More
We are thrilled to announce the publication of a new nature guide to Prospect Hill Park! Written by WLT Board member Lesley Sneddon and designed by Tammy Keithley, the book includes descriptions of different areas in the park that support characteristic groups of native plants and their habitats and associated wildlife (plant communities). Included are…Read More
In the month of July, WLT worked with teenagers from two different local groups. On July 15, 22 and 29, we were with Lewenberg Environmental Action Force (LEAF), who employed 9 teens from Waltham Partnership for Youth. Over these three Thursdays, we removed 46 bags of knotweed from the Charles River path in front of…Read More
Waltham Land Trust volunteers continue to put in hard work at the Wellington House. On August 1, twenty volunteers met at the Wellington House for a second work party, clearing a pathway through the fields of the historic Trapelo Road property. By the end of the shift, a trail emerged!Read More
On Sunday, July 11, fourteen hardy people worked on clearing the land around the historic Wellington House on Trapelo Road. Ward 3 City Councillor George Darcy, who is a founding WLT Director, led the effort with WLT steward Betty MacKenzie. The hope is to have a walking path run through the property, with farm fields…Read More
On July 10, thirty plant enthusiasts met at 200 5th Ave to access Prospect Hill Park for a walk focused on plant communities. WLT Director Lesley Sneddon, who wrote a book “A Walk in the Park: Plant Communities of Prospect Hill Park” led the trek, assisted by Barbara Bates. City of Waltham Ranger Adam Green…Read More
On June 27, five awesome WLT stewards, led by Jarek Reihner, were joined by Parterre Ecological’s Ryan Corrigan in the woods along the Charles River next to the Woerd Ave Boat Launch. The WLT is coordinating with the MA DCR and Waltham Conservation Commission to restore this land by removing invasive plants like Japanese knotweed,…Read More
On June 12, 60 snake enthusiasts welcomed The Snake Man (Rick Roth) and the Cape Ann Vernal Pool Team to the Christ Church in Waltham for a special program for children. After introducing the group to about two dozen snakes from New England and the world, participants were invited to come up and handle the…Read More
Specials To Support WLT!
Hannaford Community Reusable Bag Fundraiser
Buy a Community Reusable Bag at 55 Russell Street Hannaford store any day in August for $2.50 and WLT gets $1.
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!
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.
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.