Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust (CHPT) was formed to protect the natural beauties and rural character within the town of Charlton, Massachusetts. In order to achieve these broad goals, the CHPT will work to educate the public on the value of open space, the wise use of natural resources, and the advantages and principles of land use planning.
CHPT seeks to protect, conserve, and preserve lands and waters in Charlton, namely, rivers, streams, wetlands, wildlife habitat, agricultural land, historical sites, ecologically significant regions as well as other scenic, natural and productive areas. In order to further these conservational, historical, educational and scientific objectives, the CHPT will seek to acquire by donation or direct purchase real and personal property in the town of Charlton. CHPT can accept assignation of a town's right of first refusal for properties under M.G.L.
"Natural and cultural resources are a fundamental part of a town's character, beauty and environmental
well being. Charlton is rich with such resources as water, fish and wildlife,
scenic roadways and vistas, historic and archeological features."
(Master Plan for the Town of Charlton, page 36).
Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust is a 501(c) 3 non-profit land trust located in