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.
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The Western Greenway 5K walk and run is the Waltham Land Trust's Race for Open Space benefit through and around a variety of habitats in Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow. It is the same course as always, but with a new start/end line—the historic McLaughlin Building. Click HERE to register.
The Western Greenway 5K walk and run — the Race for Open Space — benefit is an event where people of all ages traverse a 5K distance through the Western Greenway. The 5K (3.1 mile) course goes through and around a variety of habitats in Beaver Brook North Reservation and Rock Meadow, including cattail marshes, forests, vernal pools, and open meadows. Everyone is timed, prizes are awarded to fastest in many categories, and drinks plus Bertucci’s pizza and rolls are provided. We always have extra prizes for lucky bib numbers so everyone who registers has a chance of winning! Proceeds from the entrance fee helps the Waltham Land Trust keep protecting open space in Waltham. \
Online registration ends at 8 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The fee will be $5 more to register in person before the race on Sunday at the McLaughlin Building at the Met State. Thanks to Bistro 781 for also hosting the bib pickup and post-race party!
Help remove trash and invasive plant species from the wetlands and shoreline of Waltham's only Great Pond (publicly-owned, greater than 10 acres in size). Sign-in and get supplies by the shore at Lazzazero Park, corner of Princeton and Hiawatha streets one block off Lake Street.
Help remove trash from the wetlands and shoreline of Waltham's only Great Pond (publicly-owned, greater than 10 acres in size). Be prepared to get wet and possibly dirty! Long pants and sleeves, plus boots or sturdy shoes that can get wet, are recommended. Tools, trash bags, gloves, and water will be provided. Bring an empty water bottle. All ages welcome (kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For more information, click here.