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Charlestown Farmers' Market

Friday, June 25th through
Friday,September 3rd 2021

Sponsored by

Charlestown Land Trust

The Charlestown Land Trust Farmers’ Market WILL BE OPEN for Season #14! Every Friday 9:30AM to 1:00PM from June 25th through September 3rd!

Check out our Farmers’ Market blog for a host of photos that tell their own market story. And connect to our CLT Facebook page to get the most current information.

Your feedback, thoughts, suggestions are welcome. Plus we LOVE our volunteers. Please consider being one of them. For more information send us an e-mail at CLT@charlestownlandtrust.org

Farmer's Market Rules and Regulations
Farmers’ Market Vendor Application

A Walk in the Woods
but not with Bill Bryson:
Botanizing in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve

Monday, August 23, 2021 4:00-6:00 PM

Join ecologist and Charlestown Land Trust board member Keith Killingbeck on Monday, August 23 from 4-6 pm for a walk in the woods! Bill Bryson, author of the 1998 classic A Walk In The Woods, won’t be with us in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve, but we’ll make up for his absence by botanizing throughout this 27.8-acre oasis along the Pawcatuck River. While infinitely shorter than the subject of Bryson’s book, the 2,184-mile Appalachian Trail, the trail through the Sprague Forest intersects a diverse suite of plant communities as varied as upland forest, old fields, and floodplain forest. This diversity supports the wide variety of plant species we will see, identify, and talk about. On our special to-do list for this trip is to find the Indian pipe plants that should be there, but that are not on the Sprague list yet. While Bryson never did succeed in hiking the entire AT, we will have no trouble navigating this 1.2-mile walk in the woods.

CTL Hikers

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Angela Brunetti at angela@charlestownlandtrust.org as space is limited.

This walk is part of the Land Trust Days sponsored by the RI Land Trust Council. Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve is on Railroad Ave in Carolina, RI. The property is owned by the Town of Charlestown with a conservation easement held by the Charlestown Land Trust. Visit charlestownlandtrust.org to find out more about who we are and what we do!

Bird Migration Hike at Mill Pond Preserve

Saturday, October 9 2021 at 8:00 AM
at Mill Pond Preserve

At 8 AM on Saturday, October 9, join naturalist Paul Miller for a walk at Charlestown Land Trust's Mill Pond Preserve to look for migrating birds. Late September/early October is the height of the annual fall migration in southern New England. We'll explore the diverse habitats at this wonderful conservation property to see as many bird species as we can. Migration is hit or miss, so we will either have a slow morning with some local resident birds, or we could experience a busy morning with lots of migrants that arrived the night before who will be busy feeding to refuel for the next part of their journey south for the winter. Let's find out, see you there!

Mill Pond

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Angela Brunetti at angela@charlestownlandtrust.org as space is limited.

This walk is part of the Land Trust Days sponsored by the RI Land Trust Council. Mill Pond Preserve is located on Route 2 (Charlestown, RI), just north of the Route 1 intersection. Going north it is the first driveway on the right after the entrance to Simple Pleasures. Look for signs. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes and are encouraged to bring binoculars.

Join Us!

Interested in being a part of the Charlestown Land Trust? Email us at: CLT@charlestownlandtrust.org

Fall Foliage
Photograph by: Fred Baker