We hope you have been able to visit and enjoy Carlisle’s natural spaces in
meaningful ways this year. In addition to coordinating the outreach activities
highlighted in this card, CCF continues its core mission of working, often
behind the scenes, to preserve the rural character and natural beauty of Carlisle.
Since its founding in 1960, CCF has played a major role in the permanent
preservation of more than two thousand acres of land in our town—for
agriculture, critical habitat, watershed protection, trails, and scenic vistas,
including another 55+ acres this past year.
The pandemic and the limits it has placed on human interaction have
demonstrated the vital importance of Carlisle’s open spaces. We invite you
to join in our preservation and education work and give generously to CCF.
Kelly Guarino, President
Above: For the 13th consective year, CCF
is fully funding the Blanding’s Turtle
Head Start Program, giving CPS 5th graders a hands-on experience
with environmental stewardship
through field trips and in-class learning.
Students study wetland ecology and
landscape history and hone math
skills graphing the baby turtles’ growth.
Above left, With the pandemic still
limiting group activities, CCF
again partnered with the Trails
Committee to host a week-long “Community Trails Day” to
encourage Carlisleans of all ages
and their friends to get out in
nature for a welcome respite from
the months of virtual isolation.
Trail Marker Bingo added to the fun.
Right, In celebration of its 60th
Anniversary in 2020, CCF
is sponsoring an art exhibition
to be held October- December 2022, at the
Gleason Public Library. All
are invited to submit artwork
inspired by Carlisle's Open Spaces, including any of the CCF-owned properties and
We appreciate your support.
Carlisle Conservation Foundation and Land Trust
P.O. Box 300, Carlisle, MA 01741
Board members: Alan Ankers, Marty Blue, Alex Chen, Tim Fredette, David Freedman, Peg Gladstone, Kelly Guarino, Heidi Harring, Amanda Hickman, Steve Hinton, John Keating, Diana Kolstad, Joe Lerner, Rick Oches, Steve Spang, Steve Tobin, Diane Troppoli
We invite you to join CCF with your tax-deductible donation. You may now make your donation to CCF on the HOME page