Give the Gift of Charlestown this Christmas

We live in a beautiful community, rich in natural resources. Giving your friends and family gift memberships in local environmental organizations, or making year end gifts directly to these organizations, can help to preserve and protect our local environment. Your gifts will be tax deductible. Below are some ideas for holiday gifts that can make a positive difference in our local environment.

Photo by Frances Topping
A trail in the Francis Carter Preserve

Give the Gift of Land

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

Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy – In Charlestown, TNC has protected over 1,300 acres of land. Your donations help them to continue these efforts.


Frosty Drew Milky Way by Scott MacNeill
Frosty Drew & Milky Way

Give the Moon and the Stars

Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory – The Frosty Drew Observatory has numerous telescopes and accessories for viewing the skies above thanks to generous supporters, members, and grants.


Photo by Frances Topping
Ninigret Pond

Give Healthy Salt Ponds

Salt Ponds Coalition – Membership in the Salt Ponds Coalition is a great way to help ensure the health and vitality of the coastal ponds. Those ponds form the southern border of Charlestown.


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The Pawcatuck in Carolina

Give a Wild and Scenic River

Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association – The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association promotes and protects the integrity of the lands and waters of the Pawcatuck Watershed. That Pawcatuck watershed makes up most of Charlestown’s land area and the Pawcatuck River forms the northern border of the town.