Proudly celebrating our 42nd year… 

RI Land Trust Days – We had a wonderful tour or the Simmons Mill Pond Management Area in Little Compton with Roger & Gail Greene on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00am with approximately 50 participants.  Click here for more activities during RILT Days.

View of one of the six ponds (1) Gathering at the Pond 9-6-14Roger Greene describing the farm area

3 pals wearing similar pants on roadway






International Coastal Cleanup – September 20th – Please join in the town-wide effort on Saturday, September 20th to clean debris from the local shorelines.  The effort in Little Compton is organized by the Sogkonate Garden Club.  Please call Sandy Farr at 635-8640 to volunteer in Little Compton.  The state-wide coordinator is Save the Bay.


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.