Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate,  a National Historic Landmark, is in danger.

The beautiful, historic Robert Treat Paine Estate is in danger of being carved up and developed for a new high school campus. In spite of numerous protections and a long history as one of Waltham's premier conservation lands, the City of Waltham is proposing to destroy 13-25 acres of forest. 

A coalition of individuals and groups is working to save this irreplaceable gem. The Paine Estate is not only a local treasure, but a national landmark. We will not let the city reneg on protecting open space and historic resources. It is our duty to protect this green space not only for our time, but for our children and grandchildren, just as these lands were preserved for us.  

Please stand with us in opposition to the destruction of our woods in order to build a new high school. Read more about the woods, the threat, the numerous ways the woods are being used, and actions you can take. Browse pictures and, better yet, visit the woods at 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham.

Thank you for your support.

Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children… let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money… and once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.
— Ansel Adams, photographer