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Alan Ankers
Marty Blue
Rebecca Bromark
Alex Chen
Lauree Eckler

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Peg Gladstone
Kelly Guarino
Heidi Harring
Amanda Hickman
Steve Hinton

John Keating
Diana Kolstad
Rick Oches
Steve Spang
Steve Tobin

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Carlisle, MA 01741

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November 2020

Newsletter

Annual Appeal

Dear Friends,

This year, our message is simple. Amid the chaos and stressors wrought by COVID-19, how lucky we are to have easy access to nature in Carlisle. We are indebted to the handful of visionaries who, 60 years ago, founded CCF with the mission of preserving the natural beauty and rural character of Carlisle.

We are grateful that their early efforts led to the preserved habitat, woodlands, fields, swamps, open vistas, farmlands, and trail system we enjoy today. In a world where humans are entirely too sedentary, we are grateful that we can walk on trails in Carlisle for hours, and days. In a world with increased mental health concerns, we are grateful that Carlisle conservation land
provides access to the healing power of nature. In a world addressing climate change, we are grateful that the activities of CCF are part of the solution. In a world where income disparity and racial justice have become a critical part of the conversation, we are grateful that the benefits of conservation land are free and accessible to all. In a season of contentious campaigning,
we are grateful that nature is largely apolitical. In a world turned upside down by a pandemic, we are grateful that nature right here in Carlisle can provide refuge, connection, grace, and joy.

We hope that you join us in this gratitude and give generously to CCF this year. Your contribution will help us build on the groundwork laid by the founders of CCF 60 years ago and help us preserve and grow this Carlisle resource for generations to come.

Sincerely,
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Kelly Guarino, President

Donors of $125 and up will receive a copy of the full-color 20 x 28 poster below, produced through the cooperation of the Carlisle Trails Committee and CCF.

Trail Marker Poster

Nature-themed artwork for the poster is from trail intersection makers created between 2015 and 2019 by students in the Carlisle Public School's Middle School Art Club under the direction of teacher Rachel Levy.

We appreciate your support.

Carlisle Conservation Foundation and Land Trust
P.O. Box 300, Carlisle, MA 01741

Board members: Alan Ankers, Marty Blue, Rebecca Bromark, Alex Chen,
Lauree Eckler, David Freedman, Peg Gladstone, Kelly Guarino,
Heidi Harring, Amanda Hickman, Steve Hinton, John Keating,
Diana Kolstad, Rick Oches, Steve Spang, Steve Tobin

We invite you to join CCF with your tax-deductible donation. You may now make your donation to CCF on the HOME page