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Our Mission

Charlestown’s Land Trust preserves and protects the distinctive character of our local area through acquisition and management of open space.


AS A MEMBER - Join hundreds of families and individuals who support the Land Trust, allowing us to work everyday for Charlestown.

AS A CONSERVATION EASEMENT OR LAND DONOR - Provide a lasting legacy through a gift of land or a conservation easement

AS A DONOR TO OUR LAND ACQUISITION OR STEWARDSHIP FUND - Your donations help purchase important natural lands, annual care of our conserved lands, and educational programs for children.

AS A VOLUNTEER - Volunteers provide immeasurable assistance to our efforts.

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With much appreciation,
Karen Jarret President, Charlestown Land Trust

History of CLT Video Debuts!

Charlestown’s Land Trust preserves and protects the distinctive character of our local area through acquisition and management of open space.

Click the image below to watch a beautifully produced video of the history and mission of CLT.

Charlestown Land Trust Mill Pond Hike, Clean up and Annual Meeting

October 22, 2016
1:00 - 3:00PM

The Public is invited to join us at the Mill Pond Preserve, an 80 acre woodland site which includes the remnants of a once thriving trout hatchery next to a spring fed pond.

Walk with us along our public trail system, open since 2005 and maintained by The Charlestown Land Trust. Bring along a rake, trimmers and we'll work together to spruce up the place, meet a few neighbors, and share some light.

Directions: Coming from Rte. 1 S, take Rte 2/112 N and look for the CLT sign about ¼ mi. on the right, drive in to where you see the small grassy field for parking.

For further information please call Karen Jarret at 401-364-7022.

Conserving Charlestown

Two Families Donate Conservation Easements to Protect Their Land

Richard and Mary Heines and George and Susan Tremblay were looking for a way protect the land they hold dear in Charlestown. Long-time residents with deep roots in the community, they have stewarded their wooded properties carefully for decades and didn’t want to see them lost to development. In the end, they independently arrived at the same solution: preserving their open space by donating the development rights to the Charlestown s Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. We’re honored that the Heines and Tremblay families entrusted us to keep their land safe.

Both properties have significant ecological value in the context of larger natural area. The 45-acre Heines property is just southwest of the Carter Preserve, and contributes to a growing corridor of conservation along the Pawcatuck River. The Tremblays’ 40-acre tract provides a buffer to the wetlands around Pasquiset Pond, part of an important drinking water recharge area for southern Rhode Island. We are deeply grateful to the Heines and Tremblay families for their generous gifts. We are also lucky to have a terrific community partner in the Nature Conservancy, which will co-hold the conservation easements that protect both properties in perpetuity.

The Charlestown Land Trust has several other projects where the seeds of change have been planted; with the hope of protecting what we love here in Charlestown. New, permanent charitable tax incentives approved by Congress in 2015 have provided a powerful conservation tool that is already helping to save special places. For more information about the deduction, one can contact the Charlestown Land Trust, Karen Jarret kjarret@cox.net or contact Scott Comings, Associate State Director Nature Conservancy, at scomings@tnc.org.

Thanks For a Terrific Season
See You Next Year!

Charlestown Land Trust

Church of the Holy Spirit
4150 Old Post Road
Charlestown, RI (Rt. 1A)


or print out a donation form to submit by mail