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.


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

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

Executive Director
Joy Elvin

Stewardship Director
Adam Yorks

Susannah Johnson