Judy Record Conservation Fund – Our Projects

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.

Magazine Beach Improvements

In 2018, the Fund made a grant to the Magazine Beach Partner’s fundraising effort for improvement at Magazine Beach in Cambridge, including a kayak and canoe launch at the  Charles River.

JRCF Eric with dog on trail

Exploring Lone Tree Hill

Lone Tree Hill

Since its inception, The Judy Record Conservation Fund has supported a variety of projects at Lone Tree Hill88 acres of Town of Belmont conservation land on Belmont Hill, including open space planning, ecological management, historic restoration and the installation of kiosks and signage.

About Lone Tree Hill

Historic Stone Wall Reconstruction

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

Reconstructing a historic stone wall

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. 

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.

Weeks Meadow

Weeks Meadow

Weeks Meadow

In 2010, the Fund assisted Mass Audubon in purchasing 2.59 acres of meadow habitat from the Weeks family that was added to the Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Pine Allee Project

Work is ongoing at Lone Tree Hill to restore and conserve the 120-year-old Pine Allee. 

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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

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.