by offering year-round free guided programs to the public
through the development of accurate trail maps to promote awareness and use of these natural areas
through the expansion of our volunteer stewardship program which keep our open spaces clean and (relatively) free of invasive plants that threaten the ecosystem.
Waltham Field Station: This may be our most important project yet! This threatened UMass property is a landmark in agricultural history, home of our only community farmer, part of the Western Greenway, and home base for the Waltham Land Trust. We are working with the other non-profit tenants to get the City of Waltham to acquire the land and protect the sustainability community established here and the farming and open space that are Cornelia Warren’s legacy.
Successfully advocating for the preservation of the majority of the open space at the Fernald Center, and for City approval for Waltham Land Trust to build an extension of the Western Greenway trail through this property.
The Western Greenway, Phase II: Waltham Land successfully signed an easement with Bentley University to extend the Western Greenway Trail south of the current terminus at the intersection of Beaver and Forest streets. We hope to reach agreement to continue beyond Bentley to the Lyman Estate, which would successfully connect the existing greenway to the future MCRT and the Field Station and Fernald beyond. We are also poised to begin a project of trailhead kiosks and infrastructure improvements.