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 Scholarship Application due by May 8th
OSLT is sponsoring 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.
We encourage Old Saybrook Seniors to apply. APPLICATION
New Officers for 2015
3rd Saturday of each month
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.
Late March Birding
4/29/2015 - Cold day for birding today, but the few of us who made it out were rewarded with Goldeneye ducks seen from the parking lot at Saybrook Point. At various spots around town we also saw: all three types of mergansers, brant, buffleheads and at least 3 seals off of town beach! Bring binoculars to Town Beach at low tide on a sunny day and you may see them for yourselves. Look out on the rocks for the next couple of weeks!