August 11, 2015

The Board of Directors of SPA would appreciate your comments on the practices of our organization as measured against the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.  Public comments form an important part of the organization’s application for accreditation renewal.  The method for doing so is described below or click here.


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.  The Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc. (SPA) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of its accreditation.  A public comment period is now open.

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs.  The Board of Directors of SPA is committed to seeking accreditation renewal as evidence of its continuing dedication to practicing land conservation at a national level of excellence.

The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications.  Comments must relate to how Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc. complies with national quality standards.  These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust.  For the full list of standards click here.

To learn more about the accreditation program or to submit a comment, visit www.landtrustaccreditation.org, or to comment directly click here. Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 112 Spring Street, Suite 204, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Comments on Sakonnet Preservation Association’s application will be most useful if submitted by November 1, 2015.

Abigail Brooks, President


Proudly celebrating our 43rd year…  


The Sakonnet Preservation Association is dedicated to preserving the rural character and natural resources of Little Compton for the lasting benefit of the community.


Area Map – Click here to view a map of the Little Compton’s conserved areas with public access.  (This map does not include all conserved areas of Little Compton).


What is the Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc.?
The Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc. (SPA) was founded in 1972, the first private, non-profit land trust in Rhode Island.

SPA accepts tax deductible gifts of land and conservation easements as well as monetary contributions, gifts of securities, and bequests to further its mission of conserving and stewarding Little Compton’s natural landscapes and resources.

Over the years, our nonprofit organization has dedicated the efforts of its all volunteer Board of Directors to fulfilling the mission stated above. These efforts, supported entirely by annual membership donations and gifts as well as the generosity of donors of land and conservation easements, have resulted in the permanent preservation of over 60 properties totaling over four hundred (400) acres of Little Compton land.