Judy Record Conservation Fund – Our Projects

Belmont Hill Club land purchased through a JRCF grant
Belmont Hill Club land purchased with support of the Fund

Land purchased from the Belmont Hill Club

 
Stone wall construction 2011 © Dix Campbell
Stone wall construction in 2011 © Dix Campbell

Reconstructing a historic stone wall

 
Stone wall completed 2012 © Dix Campbell
Stone wall completed in 2012 © Dix Campbell

The completed stone wall

The Fund seeks to protect, maintain and improve open space for public enjoyment by bringing private dollars to public assets. We facilitate and monitor projects with long-lasting benefits for public enjoyment of open space, and to protect and serve the needs of the environment.

Smith Point Land Survey

In 2016, the Fund provided a grant to the Waltham Land Trust to identify the boundaries of their property at Smith Point on Hardy Pond resulting in a new survey map.

Belmont Hill Club 

In 2006, the Fund assisted Mass Audubon in purchasing 1.25 acres of forest and meadow land from the Belmont Hill Club.

Historic Stone Wall Reconstruction

In 2011, the Fund financed the reconstruction of a stone wall along Concord Avenue and the Lone Tree Hill Conservation Area. The project was completed in early 2012. 

Lone Tree Hill

In 2011, a total of 88 acres of public open space on Belmont Hill was officially declared a Belmont Conservation Land space named Lone Tree Hill. Formerly owned by McLean Hospital, the land has wonderful and diverse habitats, ranging from hardwood forest and Pine Allee, to meadows and vernal pools. The Town of Belmont is now the steward of this land, but pubic funds are limited for its needed rehabilitation, preservation, and maintenance.

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