Dedication of the Waverley Trail

On Arbor Day (April 27) 2007, a group of Belmont and Waltham
citizens, joined by town, city and state officials, celebrated the
dedication of the Waverley Trail. Representatives of the Eagle
Eye Institute and YouthBuild were on hand to lead the tree-
planting efforts in both Belmont and Waltham. The trail dedication
and associated tree plantings in the Beaver Brook Reservation
were the central focal point of the state’s multi-site Arbor Day
festivities.  A New England Cable News story made in the days
leading up to the dedication is available
here.

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

As reported in the Boston Globe on Thursday, June 11, 2009 the
newly completed Waverley Trail tells the story an important
innovation in the history of the American conservation movement.

Under the headline “Celebrating the roots of the land trust
movement,” Kathleen Berge of the
Globe’s staff reports how the
natural beauty in the Massachusetts Department of Conservation
and Recreation’s Beaver Brook Reservation – a  site that spans
the town line of Belmont and Waltham – has  gained national
attention from the 1890s to the present day.

The story includes quotes from trail enthusiasts from near and far:
“‘It was the love of these oaks in that place that sparked what is a
national and international movement,’ said Rand Wentworth,
president of the Land Trust Alliance, a national group based in
Washington, D.C.”  

To see the entire story on the
Boston Globe's website, click here  

Waverley Celebration of Stewardship

An article in the Belmont Citizen-Herald relays information about
the Waverley Trail's Celebration of Stewardship on Thursday June
18, 2009, including details about the past, present, and future
stewards of the trail, as well as information about the two
speakers, Richard Sullivan, DCR Commissioner, and Rand
Wentworth, President of the national Land Trust Alliance.  To read
the article click
here.

An extensive article about the Celebration of Stewardship e
vent
itself was run by both the
Belmont Citizen-Herald and its sister
publication, the
Daily News Tribune (serving Waltham and
Newton, Massachusetts
) in the days following the event.  That
article can be accessed
here or at the following web address:     
http://www.wickedlocal.com/belmont/homepage/x135725068/A-treasure-preserved.