Little Compton’s First Land Trust

Over 466 Acres Conserved since 1972

The Sakonnet Preservation Association, Inc. was founded in 1972, the first private, non-profit community land trust in Rhode Island. Sakonnet Preservation 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.

COVID-19 Response: Sakonnet Preservation’s office is back open. We continue to take precautions to keep our staff and volunteers safe. We hope to resume in-person events later in 2021. Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy!

Board & Staff

Abigail Brooks, President
Sheila Mackintosh, Vice President
Bill Theriault, Treasurer
Ann Beardsley, Secretary

Paul Bazzoni
Michal Brownell
John Cook
Davy Cutts
Phil Goodnow
Nan Haffenreffer
Maureen Harrington
Warren Jagger
Geoff Manning
Judy Melanson
David Palumb
Peter Rowley
Charlie Whipple

Director of Operations
Joy Elvin

Administrative Assistant
Rae Lipton