Busy August for WLT: Hikes, work parties, and Riverfest

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’s

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Teen Stewardship throughout July

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…

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Wellington Work Party, Aug 1, 2021

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!

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Sunset Yoga, July 28, 2021

On July 28, 2021, the Waltham Land Trust hosted a sunset yoga class at Waltham Field Station. Attendees and Hootie alike enjoyed the outdoor yoga experience. Check out the photos from the event!

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Guided Fungi Foray, July 24, 2021

On July 24, twenty-two mushroom enthusiasts met at 200 5th Ave to access Prospect Hill Park in search of fungi. International mycologist Lawrence Millman led the adventure. We saw more fungi varieties than ever before, thanks to the abundance of rain. Lots more photos on our Flickr site.  

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Wellington House Lands Work Party, July 11, 2021

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…

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Plant Communities Walk, July 10, 2021

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…

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Woerd Woods Work Party, June 27, 2021

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,…

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Snakes of New England and the World, June 12, 2021

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…

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