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Thoreau Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new Henry David Thoreau stamp in commemoration of the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth this year. In a ceremony held on May 23, 2017,

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We recently completed a new recreational trail on our Bear Garden Hill/Boiling Spring property in Concord. The short loop trail brings visitors to a section of this 42‐acre site, that

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The Walden Woods Project has begun its conversion to renewable energy as a power source for its headquarters in Lincoln, MA. We are purchasing approximately 32,000 kWh that is generated

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Photograph of adult spotted salamander

Thoreau was keenly aware of the change in seasons, and of the awakening of the woods and small ponds that occur in the spring time. In his journal he noted,

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The Walden Woods Project, The Honors College at UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

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WPSR Visitor Center

As the new year begins, the stunning, new Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center is now open to the public. As the official Friends of Walden Pond, the Walden Woods

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Walden Woods Project

Global Environmental Leadership Award Dinner





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Saturday, September 23, 2017

For K-12 (and beyond) educators from a wide range of disciplines, this course will explore the role of Nature in creativity, art and personal expression. Drawing on the works and ideas of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, participants will be guided through expressive exercises that help them understand their own relationship with...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Emerson said, “Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak.” That is the role of a good translator.  And for anyone who has read a work in translation knows: translation matters. The Walden Woods Project brings together a unique panel of international translators who...

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