Volunteer Trail Stewards

Interested in helping to maintain trails in Waltham? The Waltham Land Trust is looking for folks who would like to volunteer to be the “eyes and ears” of:

  • Wellington Fields
  • the Western Greenway Trail
  • Prospect Hill Park trails
  • pathways along the Charles River
  • trails in Beaver Brook North and Historic reservations
  • Smith Point, shoreline, Graverson Playground and wetlands of Hardy Pond

As a WLT steward, you can be as involved as you want to be, from just reporting on trail conditions online, to picking up trash (we provide bags and gloves), to removing invasive plants, planting native vegetation, and helping keep the trail sustainable. You pick the place you want to "patrol" from the above locations. Once you've received the training and supplies needed, go out as often as you are able and have fun!

To learn more and receive a Steward Interest form, please call the WLT office at 781-893-3355 or email WLT Executive Director Sonja Wadman at swadman@walthamlandtrust.org.


Stewardship Training Material

The WLT hold a free in-person stewards' training each April. Please find the training material from Sonja Wadman, Mike Tabaczynski, and Eric Olson here:

Stewards, check out the trail counter page to learn about our trail usage program.

Trail Steward Reports and Handbooks

Dear Trail Stewards, thank you so much for what you do!

We now have a single form for reporting Steward and other volunteer activities and hours!

Steward and Volunteer Reporting Form

Report problems at Prospect Hill to the City of Waltham: Prospect Hill Reporting Form


Please find the appropriate handbooks for each of the areas we look after:

Beaver Brook Reservations Trails

Steward Field Report

Beaver Brook Reservation Steward Handbook

Steward Training Day 2016 bunch of people outside

Trail Steward Training Day, April 9th, 2016

Charles River Paths
Hardy Pond Area
Mass Central Rail Trail
Prospect Hill Park Trails
Western Greenway Trail