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Seeking WLT Trail Stewards


Interested in helping to maintain Waltham's parks and trails with other volunteers? The Waltham Land Trust is currently looking for volunteers to be the "eyes and ears" of the following locations:
    • Western Greenway Trail
    • Charles River pathways
    • Mass Central Rail Trail
    • Prospect Hill Park
    • Beaver Brook North and Historic Reservations
Stewards are asked to "walk" their trails on a regular basis (depends on season and location) and complete field reports that go to the WLT and whichever entity owns the property (DCR or City of Waltham). Stewards must be at least 18 years old (or with a parent) and commit to being involved for a minimum of two years.

If this sounds like a good way to spend your time and give back to nature, now is the time to email Sonja

for a Steward Interest form.  

Hope to hear from you!

Western Greenwy 5K Logo 2015


Runners, walkers, and families are encouraged to participate in our fall fundraiser, the Western Greenway 5K Trail Run/Walk. Part of the Race Around Waltham (RAW) series, the event is on Sunday, October 4, starting at noon (walkers depart shortly after). The 3.1 mile route starts/finishes at the Elsie Turner Field (421 Trapelo Road) and travels through a variety of habitats in Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow.

Click here to learn more and register as a runner, walker, or volunteer. If you want to be guaranteed a t-shirt, sign-up before September 19. Last year, we had over 200 participants on an absolutely gorgeous day! Check out the 2014 photos.

We are also looking for sponsors, and lots of prizes so we can raffle off extras after the top finishers select theirs. Download a sponsorship/donation form. Many thanks to Boston Bark, Bentley University, Dion's, the Nelson Companies, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Waverly Oaks Athletic Club  for their generous sponsorships!

The Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.

We envision growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment


What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent. If the inhabitants of a town were wise, they would seek to preserve these things, though at considerable expense; for such things educate more than any hired teachers or preachers, or at any present recognized system of school education. -- Henry David Thoreau

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About the picture in the banner at the top of the page...

The picture, taken in June of 2005, is of a vernal pool at Berry Farm, an At Risk for development open space parcel next to Prospect Hill Park.

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