Little Compton’s First Land Trust

Over 467 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 open at our new location, 73C Simmons Road. To protect our staff and volunteers, we use air filtration. Our in-person events remain subject to current public health guidance. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding, and for your continued support. Stay healthy!


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

Paul Bazzoni
Michal Brownell
John Cook
Davy Cutts
Nan Haffenreffer
Maureen Harrington
Warren Jagger
Geoff Manning
Judy Melanson
Peter Rowley

Director of Operations
Joy Elvin

Stewardship Director
Adam Yorks

Executive Assistant
Jenna Peterson-Magnuski