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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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.

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We were thrilled to bring mycologist Lawrence Millman back to Waltham for one last foray in 2020. This time we met at the South Gate to Prospect Hill Park and explored the trails of Berry Park. Many beautiful specimens were observed, including a red-backed salamander and a pair of garter snakes! More photos

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We know that many of our members are making plans to vote in the next two weeks. To help our members stay informed, the Waltham Land Trust and the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation teamed up to jointly ask George Darcy and Tom Stanley, the two candidates for the 9th Middlesex State…

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The city council approved Mayor Jeannette McCarthy’s agreement to buy the southern portion of the UMass Field Station on Beaver Street, Monday for $17.4 million. Last year the council voted to use $14 million in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to buy the property, and then this week approved an additional $3.4 million to buy…

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On March 19, 2020 WLT Executive Director Sonja Wadman, and her assistant Hooty, delivered 18 cases of granola bars to the Waltham High School and the Waltham Housing Authority to make sure kids had enough nutritious snacks once schools were closed.

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In an effort to show the beautiful and challenging topography of the Jericho Hill parcel, sandwiched between the 554 Lexington property where the new Waltham High School will be built and the Sanderson Heights parcel, the WLT organized a last minute hike for City Councillors and members of the general public. 65 people came! Nature…

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The Waltham Land Trust took advantage of the “bonus” day presented by Leap Day 2020 and offered a walk along the Western Greenway trail. Close to 50 attendees meet in the Our Lady’s Church parking lot, crossed to the area north of Trapelo Road and ventured through the Middlesex Hospital Lands, across Woburn Street, and…

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