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Thoreau Stamp

Thoreau Stamp Issued

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, representatives from the USPS, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recrea …

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Trail Opened on Bear Garden Hill

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 has largely been unexplored by the public. Bear Garden Hill is the f …

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WWP Embarks on Renewable Energy Conservation

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 by solar systems on the roofs of moderate and low income residence …

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Arrival of Spring in Walden Woods

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, “the very pools, now, soon after the ice has melted, so transparent and of glassy smoothness an …

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Join us for this first-of-its-kind Statewide Read in Massachusetts!

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 in celebration of the 200th birthday of the great …

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WPSR Visitor Center

Walden Pond Visitor Center Open

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 Project is excited about the opportunity to work more closely with the Department …

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Don Henley helps open the new Visitor Center at Walden

Don Henley was in Concord on September 27, 2016 to help open the brand-new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation. Hundreds of people were on hand to see the innovative structure, and were treated to a trailer from the up-coming short film exe …

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The Walden Woods Project’s New Website

Welcome to our new website! The new site continues to feature our vast collection of content by and about Henry David Thoreau, information about Walden Pond and its surrounding lands as well as broader land conservation and the global environment, our …

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Brilliant fall foliage

Buy a Red Maple sapling grown from Walden Woods seed

The Walden Woods Project has partnered with American Heritage Trees, a non-profit historic farm in Tennessee. Together, we are working to offer sapling trees for sale that are grown from seeds collected in Walden Woods. Check out the Historic Trees Fro …

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teachers at the cabin replica at Walden

Teachers Approaching Walden this summer

The 2016 Approaching Walden professional development seminar for high school teachers was a great success this past July. Our program grew this year to serve 32 teachers from across the country, including participants from California, Arkansas, and Flo …

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