Green Space Blues Jam – June 9th, 2024

Join us for our 20th Green Space Blues Jam on Sunday June 9th and hear the fabulous Sonya Rae Taylor and band live! The GSBJ will be at 10 City Point, 500 Totten Pond Road, Waltham MA. Doors open at 2pm. Plenty of parking! Tickets on sale soon!

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The Caterpillar Lab – The Whole Story

On April 6th, 2021, Sam Jaffe of The Caterpillar Lab delivered a deep picture into the world of native caterpillars using a combination of live presentation, digital microscope work, slides, and life history image plates. By exploring complex natural history stories involving caterpillars, their host plants, and their predators and parasitoids, the importance of biodiversity…

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What About Chestnut Trees

On February 22nd, 2021, WLT member Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, Emerita, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, gave an information packed webinar about Chestnut trees including a slide show, as well as answering questions from the attendees. Dr. Sandy has researched American chestnut trees, Castanea dentata, and other nut trees for more than 50 years. American chestnuts…

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State Legislature Approves Waltham Field Station Purchase

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. In April, the City Council approved a $17.4 million purchase and sale agreement proposed by the mayor. After that, the attention turned to Beacon Hill and the passage of legislation…

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14th Annual New Year’s Day Hike

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

City Hall, Waltham, Massachusetts.

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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Hardy Pond singing

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?

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

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

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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