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WALTHAM WALKS! Senior Stroll & Healthy Snack at UMASS Field Station

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

Western Greenway 5K start

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

WLT Yoga at Sunset August 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

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 waltham.wickedlocal.com 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…

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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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