Annual Charles River Cleanup
Recognized by American Rivers as one of the largest river clean-ups in the country, the Charles River Clean-up will host thousands of volunteers in the Charles River Watershed to help remove litter and clean-up our waterways. Your support will make a huge impact on the river's health!
Open space needs your help
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A Commitment to Open Space
The Waltham Land Trust: Protecting, preserving and connecting since 1999
Get out on the trails
You can hear the trails calling your name... go for a walk!
On a lovely evening at 500 Totten Pond Road, the WLT held its biggest annual fundraising event of the year. Boston Properties kindly donated the space, which was expansive and included lots of popular outdoor seating. Items from the silent auction were spread out, ready for bidding! Ruth’s Chris and The Local provided hors d’oeuvres…Read More
WLT Director Lesley Sneddon led a group of sixteen flora enthusiasts on a walk in Prospect Hill Park. Using her book “A Walk in the Park” as her guide (available for purchase on the WLT website), Lesley highlighted special and endangered plant communities on the way to the top of Little Prospect. More photosRead More
To kick off Earth Month, thirty-four 3rd, 4th and 5th graders and their families came to Prospect Hill Park for a visit with Debbie from Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, who brought a rabbit and an opossum! Afterwards, folks were encouraged to check out the new park amenities and the view of Boston from the base…Read More
On a brisk March Sunday, fourteen members of Cub Scout Troop 250 and their parents joined WLT Steward Darnell and ED Sonja for a stroll along the Charles. We meet at the Woerd Ave Boat Launch and walked towards the Watch Factory, explaining the Woerd Woods plant restoration project Darnell was a part of and…Read More
After two postponements, sixteen hikers finally took to the woods for a 3.75-mile trek along the Western Greenway trail. WLT VP Barbara Jacobs led the group from Stonehurst through the Chester Brook corridor to the Shady’s Pond Conservation Area and back. Lots more photos!Read More
RotarAct, a group of Brandeis students connected with the Rotary Club, and members of the Waltham Chamber of Commerce cleaned a section of the Mass Central Rail Trail and around the McDevitt School. Litter was a little tough to see since there was still plenty of snow on the ground, but we found some! More…Read More
After two weather-related postponements, the WLT finally held its Duck Walk on a Tuesday afternoon. 16 participants were instantly rewarded with a bald eagle sighting! It was visible from the Mary Early footbridge, resting high on a tree limb for quite a while–we actually left it and moved on to see common mergansers, bufflehead and…Read More
Another great month for the Waltham Land Trust as the fall weather began to arrive. Check out our photos from the various events throughout September: Wellington House Lands Work Party #4 – September 12 The work continues at the Wellington House lands. On Sept. 12, nineteen volunteers spent time clearing the new pathways that go…Read More
August 2021 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’sRead More
Beaver Brook North Pond
A short video of Beaver Brook North pond showing the changes over a year!
Online Specials To Support WLT!
Buy Wachusett Mountain lift tickets online
Any lift ticket purchased online (at a discounted price versus in person) with the coupon code DON-WLT earns the Waltham Land Trust $10 a ticket at the end of the season.
Buy Chateau gift cards online
Any gift cards purchased online with the coupon code WLT will earn the Waltham Land Trust 5% of that sale. Get yours today!
Founded in 1999, the Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.
The Land Trust envisions growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment.