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Moonlight Guided Paddle

Moonlight guided paddle on the Charles River

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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Controversial communication tower comes down

Antico Tower being disassembled

By Ignacio Laguarda ilaguarda@wickedlocal.com Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 4:37 PM Updated Jul 12, 2017 at 7:51 AM The 293-foot communication tower at the heart of a legal dispute between the city and Louis and Anthony Antico has come down. The tower, located high on Prospect Hill, was first erected in 1962, and then extended in 1980. But a 2015 request from the Anticos to…

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National Trails Day Celebrated In Waltham

2017 National Trails Day assembling bench

On a day where people all over the country were celebrating trails, 16 volunteers joined the Waltham Land Trust in addressing two long-standing issues on the trails. Along the Western Greenway, a bench that was originally installed in 2012 and dislodged by vandals a few years later was returned to its perch overlooking a forested…

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Green Space Blues Jam Rocked the House

On Saturday, May 20, the Waltham Land Trust held their annual gala event, the Green Space Blues Jam, at the Hobbs Brook facility at 175 Winter Street in Waltham. The featured performers this year were Sugar Ray and the Bluetones who delivered two and a half hours of awesome blues music. Around 145  people were also treated to…

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Watch City Steampunk Walk

juvenile and adult Cormorants on the Charles River

On Saturday, May 13, the Waltham Land Trust led a walk along the Charles River during the Watch City Steampunk Festival. We saw a Great blue heron being chased by red-winged black birds, goslings and their parents, painted turtles, and cormorants (adults are black and juveniles are mottled). A great time was had by all.  

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18th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup

18th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, one of the volunteer crews

On April 29, hundreds of volunteers in Waltham participated in the huge Charles River cleanup. Dr. Eric Olson led a training on invasive plants. He was assisted by WLT Board member and Conservation Commissioner Phil Moser. Many groups and individuals came from all over to remove trash and invasives from the riverbanks. They were rewarded…

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New Website for Waltham Land Trust

Picture of Waltham Land Trust's new website home page

On April 10th, 2017, the Waltham Land Trust went live with their new website. The Technology Committee put in a 3 month effort to create a new responsive website that is easy to use and to find things. Check it out on your smart phone or tablet to see how well it works. After an extensive survey of…

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Spring Equinox Walk 2017

Spring Equinox Walk 2017 Great Blue Heron

On Sunday, March 26, about 25 people met at the Watch Factory for the Waltham Land Trust’s Spring Equinox Walk. It was a dry but cool day. We went for an easy stroll along the Charles River in search of birds and signs of Spring. We spotted a Great Blue heron as we walked from…

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Duck Walk along the Charles

On January 21, 2017, about 40 people gathered at the Shaw’s parking lot to walk along the Charles in search of diving and dabbling ducks visiting from Northern climes. The temperatures had been unseasonably warm for days, leaving the Cambridge Reservoir and Hardy Pond unfrozen, thus there were not many of these types of birds…

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New Year’s Day Hike 2017

2017 started off on the right foot for 140 holiday hikers who jumped in with both feet joining in the 12th annual Waltham Land Trust’s New Year’s Day Hike in Prospect Hill Park. The family-friendly event found most hikers trekking in from the south gate with leashed dogs and baby strollers in tow. While most…

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