Walden West was a gift to Adrian College by Mary and Jim White of Ann Arbor. This 119 acre retreat Has a glacial origin, and includes a pond, wetlands and uplands all in close association. This is the first of two new preserves donated in Lenawee County in the last two years. It's exciting to see so much being done to protect our natural sites. It will also be a challenge to continue to protect these properties. Walden West, in particular, will need a great deal of work on invasive shrubs in the uplands. But the wetlands are in great shape.