Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust is a group of conservation minded individuals working to encourage the preservation of critical open space and unique natural resources in Charlton, Massachusetts. CHPT exists primarily to protect the natural beauties and rural character of the town of Charlton, MA. CHPT is a 501(c)3
non-profit charitable land trust with an Agreement and Declaration of Trust dated May 2, 1999 and recorded with the Worcester Registry of Deeds
in Book 25536, Page 260.
What We Do
CHPT members and supporters strive to:
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the natural beauties and rural character of the Town of Charlton.
- EDUCATE the
public as to the wise use of natural resources, the value of open space
and the principles of land use planning.
protect and preserve in their natural or open condition, for the benefit
of present and future generations, the lands and waters of Charlton
and those adjacent to, including rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, woodlands,
wetlands of all kinds, wildlife of all kinds, wildlife habitat, agricultural
lands (including their continued use for agricultural purposes), sites
of historical or ecological significance and other scenic, natural or
productive lands or waters.
- PROMOTE the
application of sound conservation and land-use planning practices to
such lands and waters and the plant and animal communities therein.
CHPT is proud to be part of new The Midstate Trail Conservation Partnership!
MSTCP is a new collaboration between local communities, land trusts, trail groups, planning boards, conservation commissions and others passionate about preserving lands and access for the Midstate Trail. Download MSTCP's Brochure.
CHPT Contact Information
Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust
P.O. Box 92
Charlton Depot, MA 01509
CHPT Board of Trustees 2015-2016
Sandra Dam, President - 508-248-7110
Cindy B. Cooper, Treasurer
Ellen Boyle, Clerk
Curtis K. Abbott
There are currently Trustee positions open. If you
live in Charlton and are interested in serving on the Board, please contact
Awards and Recognitions
CHPT and the Town of Charlton are the proud recipients of a Green Valley Institute 2008 Green Neighbor Award! The award was presented at The Last Green Valley Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Inc.'s annual meeting Friday, May 30th. The 2008 Green Neighbor Award was presented to the Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust and The Town of Charlton for coming together to build a strong working relationship that has resulted in the recent preservation of 142 acres of open space set aside in flexible subdivisions; and for forging other partnerships for trail creation, maintenance, and stewardship, and for helping to keep the Last Green Valley green.