Waltham Environmental Groups
Beaverbrook Watershed Coalition -
Contact: Marie Daly - 101 Porter Road - 781-893-1572
This coalition formed to advocate for an MDC reservation at the Met
State property in North Waltham. They publish occasional newsletter,
and sponsor informational lectures and nature walks. Once the
reservation is established, the coalition will act as a support group for
Volunteer opportunities: Participate in annual clean-ups, lead nature
walks, provide nature expertise.
Charles River Watershed Association -
2391 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton 02166 - 617-527-2799
The Association is an advocacy group supporting the Charles River
watershed. Its activities include education, policy development,
research, annual swim, canoe race and corridor council meetings.
Volunteer opportunities: Field research assistance, administrative
assistance, help with events.
Conservation Commission -
Contact: Gloria J. Champion - 163 Lexington Street - 781-314-3845
or 781-314-3846 fax: 781-314-3838
The Commission enforces statutory requirements for the protection
of the city's natural resources, helps develop open space plans,
administers the Storer conservation land at the Paine Estate and serves
as a resource for local environmental groups. Its meetings are open to
- Ecology Hotline -
The hotline provides information on Waltham's recycling program.
- Fernald Recycling Center -
200 Trapelo Road - 781-894-3600, 781-899-4861 (TTY)
The Fernald School is a state-run residential program for developmentally
disabled adults. Residents run a center for paper, can and
GROW (Green Rows of Waltham) -
167 Moody Street - Contact: Marc Rudnick - 781-899-5344
GROW sponsors 115 "Victory" garden plots at the UMass. Field
Station in North Waltham.
GROW home page.
- Hardy Pond Association -
Contact: Marc Rudnick - 104 Lake Street - 781-899-5344
HPA works to protect Hardy Pond's natural environment, recreational
resources and water quality. Members are also working to develop
Hardy Pond as an educational resource.
Volunteer opportunities: Weed harvesting, shoreline inspection and
clean-up, leafletting, planning, school projects.
Hardy Pond Association home page.
Photographs of Hardy Pond
- Newton-Waltham Citizens Against Hazardous Waste -
Contact: Tom Hunter - 41 Washington Avenue - 781-891-1543
This grassroots group of residents works to raise public and government
awareness about environmental conditions and concerns in
Waltham and Newton area.
Volunteer opportunities: Attend city council meetings, petition drives,
lobbying, distribute literature.
- Preserve Our Waltham Woodlands (POWW) -
An organization of Waltham Neighborhoods.
Prospect Hill Park Advocacy Group -
Contact: Gloria Champion - 339 Bacon Street - 781-894-9320
This volunteer group formed to increase public awareness and interest in
Prospect Hill Park. The group sponsors events, clean-ups and nature walks.
Volunteer opportunities: Clean-up, adopt-a-picnic-site, lead walks,
help with mailings.
Waltham Energy Action Committee
We endeavor to provide a central source of information regarding energy efficiency initiatives in the municipal sector, including past accomplishments, current, and future programs.
Waltham Greens -
or Daniel Melnechuk - 781-894-5544
Waltham Greens, a local Green group affiliated with the Massachusetts
Green Party, meets once a month in Waltham. At the meetings they
address national, state, and local Waltham issues, and make plans on
how to work towards the goals outlined in the 10 Key Values. The 10
Key Values are Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Social
Justice, Nonviolence, Decentralization, Community Based Economics,
Personal and Global Responsibility, Feminism, Future Focus, and
Respect for Diversity.
Waltham Land Trust
Contact: P.O. Box 541120, 02454-1120 - 781-893-3355
The Waltham Land Trust is a newly formed group of Waltham Citizens who want to save open space in our
city. The group's mission is to acquire, preserve or restore land
in a way that balances conservation and access, maximizes the natural value of land,
reduces habitat fragmentation, and permanently protects and conserves natural resources; so that
public appreciation of natural resources grows, native habitat is preserved and restored,
environmental quality of life is improved (air, water, noise, and light polution are reduced)
biodiversity is increased, and a legacy of conservation is perpetuated in Waltham.
Waltham Recycling Committee -
The Recycling Committee is an advocacy group formed to promote,
improve and increase participation in recycling in Waltham. The group
meets monthly. Brochures are available in Spanish and Creole.
Volunteer opportunities: Public speaking, outreach/education,
leafletting, recycling and composting demonstrations, work with city
on recycling contract.
- Waverley Redemption Center -
200 Trapelo Road - 781-894-3600/781-899-4861(TTY)
The WRC is a non-profit program for developmentally disabled adults
which accepts redeemable beverage containers and newsprint for recycling.
The text following some of the entries, such as (2000/07/28),
is the date when I most recently updated or verified the data in that entry.
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