On Earth Day, April 22, 2013, the people of Concord, Massachusetts took a historic vote at their annual Town Meeting. They defeated a proposal to construct a bus maintenance and fueling facility on town-owned land near Walden Pond. However, this 35-acre site remains vulnerable to uses and development in the future that are inappropriate for a site so close to Thoreau’s Walden Pond. The Walden Woods Project needs your support for the permanent conservation of this municipal parcel. Your voice will make a difference as our non-profit organization continues to lead the fight for the preservation of Thoreau’s Walden Woods – the birthplace of the American environmental movement.
- Elected Officials and Residents of the Town of Concord, Massachusetts
Walden Woods and Walden Pond are national treasures. A 35-acre municipal site owned by the Town of Concord, MA is in the heart of Thoreau’s Walden Woods and should be protected from inappropriate development. The permanent conservation of this land on the border of the Walden Pond State Reservation -- a National Historic Landmark – would help ensure that Thoreau’s Walden is preserved for future generations.
Therefore, I urge the Town of Concord to work with the Walden Woods Project toward conserving this key site.
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