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:
- the Western Greenway Trail
- Prospect Hill Park trails
- the Mass Central Rail Trail (TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION)
- 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 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.
Stewardship Training Material
The WLT held an in-person stewards' training on April 16, 2022. Please find the training material from Sonja Wadman, Mike Tabaczynski, and Eric Olson here:
- Stewards Training Introduction
- Trail Maintenance and Safety
- Native Plants Versus Invasives
- Native vs. Invasive Plants and Birds (PDF)
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!
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: