Judy Record Conservation Fund – Our Projects
Land purchased from the Belmont Hill Club
Reconstructing a historic stone wall
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.