Nature Trail Committee
This group works with to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Nature Trail by eliminating invasive plants and adding native wildflower plants as needed. The trail is 1/2 mile long and markers along the trail indicate volunteer work area assignments. We maintain the Butterfly Garden near the entrance to the Trail and the Rock Garden on the Trail. We also made and maintain the Wildflower Garden on Erickson Way. Our interests extend to helping maintain the beauty of the Lake Charles area, including the Old Stone Bridge Trail, adding native plants around the Lake, and maintaining the quality of the Lake Trail itself.
An annual Nature Trail Festival was established in April, 2018 to promote the environment with displays from on- and off-campus groups and bring the trail to the residents who are not able to walk it, but also to provide guided trail walks for those who want to experience it first hand.
More information about the trail and its history may be obtained by visiting the CHARLESTOWN ARCHIVES in Fountain Hill (Bldg. 1), on Main Street, across from the pharmacy.
|3rd Wednesday (Except December)||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Cross Creek Creative Arts Studio|
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Discover the secrets of nature at Charlestown in a most delightful way at the second annual Nature Festival.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
11 AM – 2 PM
Gallery and Fireside Lounge
Begin at the information table, then let Charlestown’s own Mother Nature (Volunteer Coordinator Kathleen Hart) be your guide.
You may want to join Charlestown resident and bird-song expert, Paul Canner, as he introduces our campus birds. The Bird Walk begins at 11:30 AM at the CTS main entrance. A Nature Trail tour begins a 2:15 PM. Check at the information desk for details.
See a wide selection of displays from many Charlestown groups.
Take time to view the stunning nature photographs by photographer Betty Caldwell, who will give two short lectures on her work.
If you love flowers, watch talented artists create flower arrangements. Select one or two to take home.
Charlestown Fireside Artists will offer nature-related art, framed prints and greeting cards for your selection.
Play the Putterland game, while munching home made cookies and beverages; take a chance on a raffle; and be sure to take home a Commemorative Tee Shirt with a beautiful baby deer design.
This event is sponsored by the Charlestown Nature Trail Committee and proceeds benefit its work.