Little Compton’s First Land Trust

Over 465 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 is suspending office hours and film events. Our board and staff are working remotely until further notice so the best way to reach us at this time is via email: We are continuing our work to preserve the rural character and natural resources of Little Compton for the lasting benefit of the community.  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
Nan Haffenreffer
Maureen Harrington
Warren Jagger
Judy Melanson
David Palumb
Charlie Whipple

Director of Operations
Joy Elvin

Administrative Assistant
Rae Lipton