Enabling Legislation

The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust was established in 1986 with the primary purpose of protecting the town’s agricultural property from being developed. Citizens, who voted to fund the Ag Trust with a tax on each property transfer, also sought to preserve open vistas, estuaries, access to the ocean and space for recreational activities. They recognized that the protection of groundwater recharging areas (wetlands, vernal ponds, and marshes) was critical because of Little Compton residents’ dependence on well water.

Link to full Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy enabling legislation