Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

The Walden Woods Project

  • Lincoln, MA
  • www.walden.org

Mission Statement

The Walden Woods Project was founded in 1990 to protect land of ecological and historic significance surrounding Walden Pond. At that time nearly half of the Walden Woods' 2,680 acres remained unprotected from development. Two large tracts of land (a total of 43 acres) were under immediate threat as developers sought to construct an office park and a large condominium complex in close proximity to Walden Pond. In January 1991, the Walden Woods Project raised enough money to buy the 25-acre Bear Garden Hill site. A few years later, the Project acquired a second parcel, known as Brister?s Hill. In 1998, the Walden Woods Project opened The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods containing over 8,000 volumes and 60,000 items of Thoreau-related materials and launched its two trademark teacher education programs, Approaching Walden and Finding Walden.

Main Programs

  1. Conservation
  2. Education
  3. Research/Library
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Project has protected more than 100 acres of land in Walden Woods from development.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Kathi Anderson

Keywords

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environment, conservation, education, research, collections

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EIN

95-4292658

 Number

1062598691

Physical Address

44 Baker Farm

Lincoln, MA 01773

Also Known As

The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Conservation

Working to protect Walden Woods from development/

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Program 2

Education

Providing programs for students and teachers to further the ethic of environmental stewardship.

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Animal Control

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Program 3

Research/Library

We run a library open to Thoreau scholars for research.

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Animal Control

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Project has protected more than 100 acres of land in Walden Woods from development.

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The Walden Woods Project
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Walden Woods Project

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Principal Officer

Kathi Anderson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Don Henley

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