Red Fox Photographed in Walden Cluster

A red fox has been seen in Walden Cluster over the past month or so, and during the recent snow, it was photographed near the cluster dock. Here are some of the pictures taken. You can click on either of the pictures to get a better view.

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Typically, red foxes range from 12 to 18 pounds. They primarily feed on small rodents (8 pounds or less), but they will also eat plants. They’re most active at dusk and dawn. (The pictures above were taken in early morning.) If you have any concerns about a fox being in the neighborhood, there is an informative article about foxes published by The Humane Society in the link below.

Humane Society Article: What To Do About Foxes

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Cluster Documents Updated

The Walden Cluster Board has updated documentation on the cluster’s operating procedures and on the design standards.  The modified operating procedures include  guidance on the temporary use of storage pods.  Regarding the other document, though there have not been any recent Reston-approved changes to Walden’s design standards, the update provides some additional clarifying language on existing design standards.  The new documents are available below, as well as in the links on the left frame of this page.

Walden Operating Procedures 11.17.2013

Walden Design Standards Quick Reference Guide 11.17.2013

Please contact the Walden Cluster board member if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

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Walden Cluster Halloween

Hope everyone enjoyed your Halloween! Here are pictures from the neighborhood Halloween party. You can click on any picture for a larger view.

Thanks to our organizers, Jami and Jacinta, as well as our photographer, Kathryn!

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Pictures from Walden Cluster Annual Meeting

Here are a couple of pictures from the Walden Cluster annual meeting, and a reminder of what a beautiful place we have to live.

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Thanks to Kathryn for taking these pictures!

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October 2, 2013 · 10:41 pm

Know Your Neighborhood? Take the Quiz!

 Here are the Walden Cluster trivia questions that were presented at the annual meeting.  See how well you know the neighborhood.  After you’ve come up with your answers, you can check the answers below.

Q-1)  How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster?

Q-2)  In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated?

Q-3)  Who built Walden Cluster?

Q-4)  What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build?

Q-5)  How many different townhome design styles are in Walden?

Q-6)  Name at least three of the different designs.

Q-7)  Who lives at #2013?

Q-8)  What was the original name of Lake Thoreau?

Q-9)  What was the original name of Lake Audubon?

Q-10)  How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way?

Q-11)  Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden.  At which address did Mr. Butz reside?

Answers are below…

 

 

 Here’s are answers to the trivia questions:

Q-1)  How many townhomes are in Walden Cluster?  52

Q-2)  In what year was Walden Cluster Association incorporated?  1979

Q-3)  Who built Walden Cluster?  Charles Veatch

Q-4)  What other Lake Thoreau neighborhood did this same developer build?  Chadds Ford Cluster

Q-5)  How many different townhome design styles are in Walden?  5

Q-6)  Name at least three of the different designs.  Walden, Merrimack, Concord, Thoreau, Emerson

Q-7)  Who lives at #2013?  Nobody.  There is no #2013.

Q-8)  What was the original name of Lake Thoreau?  Lake Wyeth

Q-9)  What was the original name of Lake Audubon?  Lake Elsa

Q-10)  How many street lights are on Swans Neck Way?  12 light posts including the one at the dock

Q-11)  Bonus Trivia: It is said that former Redskins football player Dave Butz lived in Walden.  At which address did Mr. Butz reside?  Nobody currently living in Walden Cluster knows!

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Walden Cluster Design Standards Updated Again

The Walden Cluster Board of Directors has updated the design standards guide for our neighborhood. The new document is available below, as well as in the “Cluster Design Standards” link on the left side of this page.

Walden Design Standards Quick Reference Guide (Sept 2013)

Here is a synopsis of the changes:

  • Roofing – Cedar shakes are the only DRB approved roofing material for Walden.
  • Front Exterior Light Fixtures – Due to manufacturer availability issues, an additional front light fixture option has been approved by the DRB. See Section 9 of the design guidebook for make/model details.
  • Siding and Trim – The original wood siding and trim may be replaced with either wood or fiber cement. Vinyl is no longer an approved material. Town homes with vinyl siding and trim installed prior to July 2013 may continue to maintain the existing vinyl material. See Section 4 of the design guidebook for further details.

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Walden Cluster Design Standards Updated

The Walden Cluster Board of Directors has provided a new design standards guide for our neighborhood. The new document is available below, as well as in the “Cluster Design Standards” link on the left side of this page.

Walden Design Standards Quick Reference Guide 4.20.2013

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