Our Mission

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

A Letter From our President

Dear Friend of the Charlestown Land Trust,
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Seasonal changes are coming and with greater daylight and warmth from the sun weʼll all be spending more time outdoors. We hope by taking the time to explore and walk one of the many open spaces in town you will catch the passion that is the Charlestown Land Trust. We are people working together to protect Charlestownʼs distinct character and beauty. We welcome new neighbors as members to assist in our partnerships and goals, to build a stronger Charlestown.

Looking to the summer, the Farmerʼs Market will re-open Fridays, starting at the end of June. Our location will remain the same thanks to the Church of the Holy Spirit at 4150 Old Post Road. This festive weekly event is the place to get your vegetables, baked goods, meats, and join your community in celebrating open space and local products.


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.

Visit our
Membership Page

With much appreciation,
Karen Jarret President, Charlestown Land Trust

2014 Annual Bonfire



Recent Annual Bonfire at the Ricci Farm, February 9, 2014

Farmers Market

The 2014 Charlestown Land Trust Farmers Market is actively preparing for Season #7. This year's opening is on Friday, June 20th once again on the beautiful grounds of the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Cross Mills section of Charlestown from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

At a meeting of vendors in March, summer plans were discussed among our farmers and artisans. In addition to fresh produce and local creations, there will be special programs, public service offerings, and music flowing throughout each weekly market. Check out our farmers market page, blog, and facebook page, for updated information.

Please plan to join our community of farmers, townspeople, visitors, local musicians and artists along with Land Trust members EVERY WEEK this summer!

Join Us for an Earth Day Cleanup Celebration

Earth Day

You're invited to a clean up day at our Mill Pond facility on Sunday, April 27th from 10 AM to 12:30pm.

The Mill Pond property is located at the junction of routes US 1 & Rte 2. Access is on Rt. 2 just north of the Gift Barn & Phil's Hungry Haven parking lot. 1st drive way on the right. Look for CLT signs.

Hot dogs, chips, soda, juice will be provided at 12:00 noon.

Please bring hand tools and work gloves if you have them. Some will be available to borrow. Rain or Shine. Hope to see you there.

Take a Hike!!

Boy Scout Troup 44 protects Open Space in Charlestown. Members of Troup 44 and Eagle Scout candidates work to build a trail head kiosk for Charlestown Land Trust and Cross Mills Public Library.

Scout Troop 44

Stop by CMPL and walk on protected open space. Take a walk on the clean trails and listen to the wood frogs and look for the salamander migration. Enjoy a quiet moment on a unique piece of critical habitat.

The Land Trust booth at the Chalrestown Farmers Market

The Charlestown Land Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land and preserving the natural heritage of Charlestown Rhode Island. We work to permanently protect and steward important habitats and landscapes, including woodlands and fields, ponds, coastal areas, agricultural lands, and river systems.