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
There are several exciting OSLT events happening in the next few months, including a kayak paddle, a trip to Plum Island, a beer tasting event and more. See the Events tab above for information as it becomes available.
The Preserve Ribbon Cutting
Join The Trust for Public Land for a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Dannel Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, First Selectman Carl Fortuna, The Trust for Public Land President and CEO, Will Rogers, The Trust for Public Land Connecticut State Director, Alicia Sullivan, and other state and local leaders, August 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parking at the site is limited, free parking and shuttle service from the M&J Bus lot on Ingham Hill Road (across from Pasta Vita).
OSLT Scholarship Awarded
OSLT is sponsors a $500 scholarship for a student who has been studying environmental science, or who plans to study environmental science in college, or who has a strong interest in life sciences and the environment. This year's recipient is Adam Burkhardt. Congratulations Adam and all the Old Saybrook HS Seniors!
New Officers for 2015
3rd Saturday of each month
OAK Preserve Hike
2015 Annual Meeting
March 22, 2015 - Thanks to all of the nearly 70 people who attended! First Selectman Carl Fortuna gave an update on the closing on the 1000 acres known as The Preserve, along with some history of the transaction and what to expect going forward. A Place Called Hope did a wonderful presentation with four live birds of prey. We learned what a raptor is, where they live, and how we can help them live among us humans.