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.
The Preserve (Photo by Bob Lorenz)
Hike the Preserve October 18
Annual Membership Drive
New Property Purchase
OSLT recently closed on a 6-acre parcel along the Oyster River. Stewardship work is ongoing, stay tuned for an introduction to this exciting purchase. Photo byJen Gamble.
Stewardship Work Parties
The OSLT offered a great South Cove kayak paddle August 9, 2014. Paddlers launched from the end of Clinton Avenue with Judy Preston and Cathy Malin who lead the excursion and provided information about the marsh, plant life, and some of the OSLT properties visible from the water. Stay tuned for future opportunities!