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
Creek Critters - On May 14, the Outdoor Adventure Kids, Old Saybrook Land Trust and The Connecticut Audubon Society are partnering to engage people in the area to become involved in improving the health of their local streams and freshwater wetlands. We are doing this with the exciting release of a new app called Creek Critters! Come join the fun... This is a FREE event and reservations are required. For more information and sign up HERE
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.
New Officers for 2015
2016 OSLT Scholarship Awarded
Kelley Slimon and OSLT President, Mike Urban
Mark your calendar!
CT Trails Weekend! June 4th and 5th
Hike The Preserve - Sat. 10-4
Nature Walk at Turtle Creek Preserve - Sun. 10-12
Oyster River Paddle - Sun. 10-12
Letterboxing! Girl Scout Toop 62128 refurbished and improved the trail for their Silver Award project. Join them for the big unveiling!!