Charlestown Land Trust

Preserve and Protect What You Love

Join CLT in our mission to preserve Charlestown’s open space and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community. The land trust preserves and protects the distinctive character of our local area through acquisition and management of open space.

Charlestown Land Trust

A Charlestown Land Trust protected property

2024 Summer Newsletter

Summer in Charlestown is truly special, thanks in large part to the vast open spaces—beaches, ponds, forests, and farms—that we all cherish. Your support is crucial in helping us preserve these places for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.

We’ve been busy at the CLT! Our exceptional Board of Directors continue their dedicated work, from monitoring properties and maintaining trails to handling various behind-the-scenes activities essential to our mission. We’re excited to share what else is new here at the CLT, including our new Executive Director and a bunch of scheduled events.

Welcoming Our New Executive Director

After three years of dedicated service, our Executive Director, Angela Brunetti, transitioned to a Board Member role at the end of May. We are grateful for her contributions and look forward to her continued involvement in this new capacity.

On June 1st, we welcomed our new Executive Director, Kathan Teepe. Kathan brings over a decade of experience in sustainable community growth and holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Franklin & Marshall College. For the past six years, she has been running a small farm business at the historic Amos Greene Farm in Charlestown. Her commitment to land preservation, environmental stewardship, and the Charlestown community makes her an excellent fit for CLT. She is eager to connect with the community—feel free to send her a welcome email or meet her at one of our summer events!

Current Happenings

  • Charlestown Land Trust Farmers Market: Join us every Friday from 9am to 12:30pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, now through August 30th. Enjoy wonderful vendors, from local farmers to artisans, live music, and a rotating group of nonprofit visitors.
  • Annual Summer Party: Save the date for Thursday, July 25th from 6 to 8:30pm for our Annual Summer Party at the Nordic. This event raises funds for our work and promises a great time with live music by “Jus Tus,” a 50/50 cash raffle, and heavy hors d’oeuvres in a beautiful setting. Tickets are available on our website.
  • Evening Paddle Tour: Members are invited to a paddle tour through some of our properties at the Charlestown Breachway on August 3rd and August 4th, beginning at 7pm. Space is limited, and guests must bring their own kayaks or canoes. Event sign-up will be posted on our website shortly.
  • Raffle Tickets: Enter to win a handcrafted piece depicting river herring, entitled “Anadromous Ascension,” by Brian O’Connor of South County Paddles. Tickets are available in person at the Farmers Market for a suggested donation of $10. The drawing will take place on August 30th at noon. You do not need to be present to win.

2023 Evening Paddle Through Charlestown Land Trust Protected Properties

“Anadromous Ascension” by Brian O’Connor of South County Paddles

Keep an eye on our website or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more events throughout the season. We’re continually adding more, and we’d love to see you there.

Thank you for your continued dedication to preserving and protecting open space in Charlestown. Have a great summer!