Founded in 1967, the Seekonk Land Conservation Trust (SLCT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the distinctive landscapes and natural resources in the Town of Seekonk. We support land conservation in Seekonk by connecting landowners to potential resources for land conservation and by acquiring undeveloped land through private donations. The SLCT also supports environmental education in the elementary schools and the high school.
Just five miles away from Providence, Rhode Island, Seekonk is still covered with pockets of rural, natural habitats. With a population of 13,000, the town continues to grow. The SLCT actively supports ways to respond to the demands of development while also preserving the natural beauty of Seekonk.
The Land Trust currently owns and manages 303.42 acres of land in parcels from 2 to 50 acres. The Land Trust also holds Conservation Restrictions on 166.6 acres of land, which remains privately owned but can never be developed into housing lots. We have also helped two families to place Agricultural Restrictions on 98 acres of farm land, which will guarantee that this land will always be used for farming (see News). Recently we have worked with the town to use Community Preservation Act funds to preserve over 100 acres of land, which the town purchased with these funds (see News).
To acquire land by gift or purchase for the purpose of preserving open space, and to promote environmental awareness in Seekonk by awarding grants and running programs in the Library and schools.
William T. Mason
Patricia D’Almeida Averill
Community Conservation Specialist