Annual Meetings

Each July Sakonnet Preservation holds an Annual Meeting for our membership and guests.  The event held at the Sakonnet Golf Club’s Playhouse includes a cocktail hour, brief Business Meeting, & a guest speaker.  See below for previous Annual Meeting programs.

2017 Annual Meeting
Turning Blue: My Path on the Appalachian Trail and Beyond

Guest Speaker – Don McNaughton
In April of 2016, Don set off from Georgia to spend six months hiking the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail on his own. Three pairs of hiking shoes later, he finished in October with his family there to greet him. It was wonderful to hear what he learned about the trail and himself, and how his experiences have led him to redouble his efforts to help conserve land in Little Compton.  Click here for Don’s Trail Journal.
Sakonnet Preservation’s 2016 Annual Report.

2016 Annual Meeting
Restoration of Osprey in Southern New England & Elsewhere

Speaker: Alan Poole, Author of Ospreys: A Natural & Un-Natural History 
    On a perfect July evening SPA’s 2016 Annual Meeting, featuring ornithologist Alan Poole as speaker, brought an enthusiastic crowd of members and supporters.
    Poole’s worldwide experience protecting osprey, focused primarily on Scotland and New England populations, held fascinating tales of near complete destruction and then recovery of the species following the ban of DDT. His wonderful photos and the wide scope of his knowledge led to an extensive and thoughtful question and answer session following his presentation, and made for a lively and informative evening celebrating conservation. Click here for more information. Sakonnet Preservation’s 2015 Annual Report.

2015 Annual Meeting
The Speaker was Chris Miller, Executive Director of Piedmont Environmental Council in Virginia. Click here for more information on Mr. Miller.

2014 Annual Meeting
Thank you to all who attended this wonderful evening listening to John Gwynne a local resident, gardener and internationally active conservation landscape architect. Click here for more information.

2013 Annual Meeting
Jon Boothroyd Presentation
Thank you to all that attended the SPA Annual Meeting on July 9th at the Sakonnet Golf Club. It was an enjoyable & educational evening listening to RI State Geologist Jon Boothroyd speak about Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Rhode Island.  Click here to view his presentation.




2018 Annual Meeting
July 10th
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