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The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility …
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The Land

The Land

How we protect Thoreau’s Walden Woods

The Literature

The Literature

All things by and about Henry David Thoreau

The Legacy

The Legacy

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Upcoming Events


On Saturday, October 10, 2020, The Walden Woods Project will participate in the TEDx Countdown—a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the race to a zero-carbon world—a world... Read more

Stewardship Lecture: David Gessner, Leave It As It Is

Acclaimed nature writer and New York Times bestselling author David Gessner will read from and discuss his newest book: Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt's American West. As Gessner journeys through the grandeur of our public lands, he tells the story of Roosevelt’s life as a... Read more

Nathaniel Popkin and Gail Straub: TO REACH THE SPRING

Join us for a virtual event with Nathaniel Popkin and Gail Straub as they discuss Popkin’s newest book, To Reach The Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis.   In the shadow of an escalating eco-crisis—a looming catastrophe that will dwarf the fallout from COVID-19—how can we explain our society’s failure to... Read more