Proudly celebrating our 42nd year…

Please see our “Activities Page” for information on an April 30th Presentation by Katharine Johnson on Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR).


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

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.

SPA is a member of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), (www.landtrustalliance.org), the national umbrella conservation organization with over 1700 land trust members from around the country. The LTA sets standards for best practices in land conservation. The 2014 LTA Rally is being hosted in Providence!  Click here for more info!

In its conservation work, SPA actively collaborates with other conservation organizations that include the following: