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Plant a Little Bit of Walden in Your Backyard

October 16, 2017

The Walden Woods Project has partnered with American Heritage Trees (AHT) to offer sapling red maple trees from historic Walden Woods for sale. Red maple is a common tree species throughout Walden Woods, and is known for its beautiful red, fall foliage. It grows relatively quickly to a size of

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Walden in Farsi

October 16, 2017

Ali Taghdarreh had never left his country of Iran until 2015. As the first translator of Walden into Farsi (Persian) it had been his dream to stand on the shores of Walden Pond. This was made a reality in July 2015 when, through the efforts of friends, Ali got to

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Thoreau Stamp

Thoreau Stamp Issued

June 6, 2017

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 Recreation, Town of Concord, and the Walden Woods Project celebrated Thoreau,

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Trail Opened on Bear Garden Hill

May 10, 2017

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 first land the Walden Woods Project protected. It

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WWP Embarks on Renewable Energy Conservation

May 1, 2017

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 residences located in Dedham, Waltham, and Boston, MA. The

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Photograph of adult spotted salamander

Arrival of Spring in Walden Woods

April 3, 2017

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 and full of animal

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March 8, 2017

Hello from Walden Woods! The Farm at Walden Woods is one of the most visible farms in Massachusetts, located on Route 2 eastbound right after the Sudbury Road lights. This historic farm has been in agriculture since 1928 and has played a large role in the community. Formerly known as

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

February 17, 2017

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 American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Our goal is for

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WPSR Visitor Center

Walden Pond Visitor Center Open

January 10, 2017

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 of Conservation and Recreation’s interpretive staff at

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Photo of Don Henley and state officials

Don Henley helps open the new Visitor Center at Walden

September 28, 2016

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 executive produced by Ken Burns that will

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