May 18th, 8:30am to 12:30. Please see more information the Activities Page.
2013 Annual Meeting
The SPA Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm at the Sakonnet Golf Club. After a short business meeting, hear RI State Geologist Jon Boothroyd speaking about Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Rhode Island. Refreshments will be served and cash bar. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. A $5 donation is appreciated.
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.
In its conservation work, SPA actively collaborates with other conservation organizations that include the following: