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Pulitzer prize-winning author and historian Wallace Stegner described National Parks as “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”
Charlestown’s public lands may not be National Parks, but they include a National Wildlife Refuge and some of Rhode Island’s most important recreation and conservation areas. From our miles of ocean beaches to the Wild and Scenic Pawcatuck River we are a town rich in outdoor, public recreation opportunities. These public lands belong to all of us.
This Independence Day weekend, consider celebrating and enjoying this democratic idea of public land at one of the properties below.
We hope you have a great Fourth of July!
A special fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, to benefit Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI. Featuring hors d’oeuvres and beverages from local purveyors, music, silent auction, and live auction with Bob Ward. Bid on a sunset cruise aboard […]
Charlestown Land Trust Farmers Market Friday, July 3 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Indiecycle will be joining the market this Friday for an electronic recycling drive. Indie Cycle Accepts : Electronic items in any quantity, shape, size, and age Computers, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, monitors Televisions Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers, cables, wires, microphones, […]
DEM Announces Prohibition on the Movement of Firewood into Rhode Island Due to Invasive Insects Found in Neighboring States
DEM Press Release: Campers and Vacationers Advised to use only Local Firewood PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for the early detection and surveillance of exotic invasive insect pests and preventing the establishment of these pests into the state. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), an invasive insect, has been detected in Massachusetts […]
Said Charlestown Town Council President Tom Gentz, “Geoff Marchant, President of the Washington County Community Development Corporations, The Rev. Dr. Michael Tessman, the 2011 pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and I have waited years for this moment and are thrilled that the project has the funding needed to build well-constructed affordable units that meet the needs of our residents.”
Community Artists Program Art Opening Scheduled for Friday, July 10th, 5pm-7pm at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center Coordinated by Refuge volunteer and artist Wendy Rappaport, in a continuing effort to connect visitors to nature, the Community Artists Program displays nature inspired artwork at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown. Two local artists, Wendy Crooks and […]
In summary, the legislation requires that “Manufactured unwashed sand”, or quarry dust located within 1,500 feet of any occupied dwelling shall not be stockpiled without measures to control fugitive dust from trespassing beyond the quarry’s property line, and RI DEM is authorized to enforce compliance.
We have just learned that Rhode Island House Bill 5680 Substitute A passed the House and a companion Senate Bill passed in the Senate. The text of that bill is attached. We thank Representative Blake Filippi for all his hard work on behalf of District 36 to get this bill through the legislature. The bill […]
Recent Local Newspaper Stories
Westerly Sun – Published: June 20, 2015 | Last Modified: June 20, 2015 01:24AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After four long years of perseverance, the town’s efforts have paid off and the $5.3 million 24-unit affordable housing development known as ChurchWoods is fully funded. Located next to the Church […]
By Paul E. Kandarian Globe correspondent June 06, 2015 Charlestown, located in what’s commonly known as South County, is a place that embraces summer with miles of ocean beaches and recreational opportunities by land and sea. How picturesque is the shoreline? Beautiful enough for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz to shoot Oscar-winner Meryl Streep on a […]
Westerly Sun – Published: May 30, 2015 | Last Modified: May 30, 2015 01:30AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After a strenuous four weeks of debate, residents on Monday will decide on three ballot questions in a financial referendum. Two questions were approved by the Town Council and one forced […]
Westerly Sun – Published: May 9, 2015 By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — After investigating the repairs needed at the Quonochontaug Grange, the exploratory committee discovered a frozen sprinkler head on the outside kitchen door was causing the fire-suppression system to fail, not a broken pipe as the Dunn’s Corners Fire […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 29, 2015 | Last Modified: April 29, 2015 08:49AM By BROOKE C. WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — Things are looking up for the Quonochontaug Grange after 25 concerned residents met with members of the Dunn’s Corners Fire District Operating Committee Tuesday night to discuss the building’s fate in […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 15, 2015 By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to the Sun CHARLESTOWN — More than 40 people attended the Dunn’s Corners Fire District Operating Committee meeting Tuesday night to request the Quonochontaug Grange remain open for community use. The possibility of closing the Quonnie Grange came about last week after the […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 14, 2015 CHARLESTOWN — Members of the town council have completed work on the proposed 2015-16 town budgeton Monday and the budget will now go to public hearing on May 4. The proposed municipal and schools budget is $26,486,145, a 1.8 percent or $474,499 increase from the current year’s budget. […]
Westerly Sun – Published: April 5, 2015 | Last Modified: April 5, 2015 02:34AM By BROOKE CONSTANCE WHITE Special to The Sun CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown Citizen’s Alliance recently created the first interactive online guide to the recreation and conservation properties throughout the town. Although all the information on the website is already in the […]