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Waltham Land Trust: MCRT Stewardship Walk

Waltham Land Trust: MCRT Stewardship Walk
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
140 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA (Parking is available in the large parking lot in front of Auto Zone.)
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Join the folks of the Waltham Land Trust for a short walk along the Mass Central Rail Trail to learn about WLT's volunteer stewards who help the DCR maintain the path.

Participate in a walk along a segment of the Mass Central Rail Trail corridor in Waltham, focusing on the role of WLT volunteer trail stewards in helping keep the corridor clear of trash and overgrowth.  The Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has a long-term lease on the corridor with the intent to develop a multi-use path. While there is currently no state funding to build the path, the trail right-of-way is monitored by volunteer trail stewards of the Waltham Land Trust, in partnership with DCR. Trail stewards regularly walk the rail-trail corridor, pick up trash, and keep the trail clear of vegetative overgrowth.  The Waltham City Council is currently considering the use of CPA funds toward 25% design drawings for a multi-use path along the Waltham section of the rail trail corridor.

Walk will begin at 140 Lexington Street. Parking is available in the large parking lot in front of Auto Zone. We'll walk west to Bacon Street and back, then from Lexington Street to Lyman Street and back (1.2 miles round trip). Dress appropriately to walk outdoors for one hour.  After the walk, participants are welcome to join a no-host lunch at Demo’s.  If you have any questions, email Sonja at Waltham Land Trust.