The Aim Is
to engage people with diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities, and civil and social organizations,
in a wide variety of projects to walk, assess, mark and maintain, and make more accessible,
Wayland’s public trails and the natural and cultural endowment of our wetland, water and river system, woods and meadows,
thereby increasing awareness and enjoyment of our natural resources and helping to shape a generation of stewards that is conscious of that legacy facing a future of climate and development pressures.
We hope to produce a comprehensive map of all of Wayland's trail networks, which we will present as a 375th anniversary gift,
from one generation to the next.
Let's put ourselves on the map
and build community
and a deeper sense of place
Wayland Walks meets monthly. Check here and this website's welcome page for dates.
Your advice, help and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. Leave a comment below or email us.
Sat. May 11
in the AM (tba)
led by Mike Patterson
On Saturday May 11, at 10 AM, Wayland Walks invites you to a walk through the Upper Millbrook Reservation. There is much to see and Mike Patterson, the volunteer steward for this patch of land for more than 25 years, will tell the stories: of an experimental farm for American Chestnuts, of a small pond and its very unusual history, of three beaver dams with pass-through pipes or “beaver deceivers,” and of area where wild cranberry once grew and may still be hidden away. Then there will be the Marsh Marigolds. Depending on the weather, they may be blooming a bright yellow, underwater. They are not to be missed, these flowers which Lord Tennyson described as shining “like fire in swamps.”
The walk starts in the parking for Peace Lutheran Church at 107 Concord Road and ends on Claypit Hill Road, from which it is a short walk back to the church. The entire route including that short walk is 1.8 miles. Most of the walk is along wooded trails. A short section near the marigolds is a little rough. Bring bug spray, dress for ticks.
All, of all ages, are welcome.
Things to bring:
One/two walks per month, rain or shine, canceling only because of thunder, impassible conditions, or unexpected events.
the Nature Chaplaincy Program of Ma’yan Tikvah presents
a program to systematically walk Wayland’s trails, one by one exploring existing public Wayland pathways, until our feet have connected with the Earth beneath each one. Sponsored by Transition Wayland and the Nature Chaplaincy Programof Ma'yan Tikvah, and co-sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church, Church of the Holy Spirit, Clean Properties, Inc.
Have your organization co-sponsor
Earth-Connecting: contact Katy Allen at email@example.com