Welcome to the Old Saybrook Land Trust
Old Saybrook, with its wealth of natural resources, is a beautiful place to live and to visit. The estuary of the Connecticut River has been both nationally and internationally recognized for its ecological significance, provides habitat for a number of rare and endangered species and is an important stopover for migrating waterfowl, as well as a critical spawning area for fish. Rich tidal wetlands fringe the town’s southern boundary along Long Island Sound, with two tidal river systems providing additional significant habitat. No less important are the forested uplands of the town, a complex of rocky outcrops interspersed with rich inland wetland habitat.
The Old Saybrook Land Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to preserve open space and protect the town's valuable natural resources for the benefit of the general public.
OSLT Upcoming Events
OAK (Outdoor Adventure Kids) - Horseshoe Crab Tagging! Saturday June 10th just after the full moon and it should be great for crabs. We will meet at Harvey's Beach at 8:00am spend about an 1 - 1.5 hours while the tide is low, searching for Horseshoe crabs. As a part of Sacred Heart University Project Limulus, we will tag the crabs that we find. Mr. Ogren will be bringing a fossil casting so we can see what the crabs looked like 150 million years ago!
Suellen Kozey McCuin Fund
At the request of Suellen Kozey McCuin's husband, Scott McCuin, the OSLT established a fund in her name to use for future conservation projects. Donations may be made online using the button at the bottom of this page. Pictured at left are members of Suellen's family and some of her close friends. The group hiked together in The Preserve to honor Suellen's life on what would have been her 50th birthday. Suellen passed away after a brief illness on August 21, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and key force in the effort to preserve the 1,000 acre forest for more than 16 years, never wavering in her belief that this land would some day be permanently protected.
2016 OSLT Scholarship Awarded
Kelley Slimon and OSLT President, Mike Urban
Letterboxing at Great Cedars West! Girl Scout Toop 62128 refurbished and improved the trail for their Silver Award project. See the updated clues to 10 boxes.