Peconic Land Trust

The Peconic Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1983 by John v.H. Halsey and a small group of local residents to ensure the protection of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since 1983, the Trust has worked diligently with landowners, communities, municipalities, and partner organizations to protect nearly 12,000 acres of land, conserving more working farms on Long Island than any other private conservation organization, and securing millions of dollars from the public and private sector for land protection.

The Trust’s important work benefits the people and communities of Long Island by helping to protect our area’s scenic beauty and rural heritage. The Trust’s work to conserve these natural resources will have significant impact for generations to come:

  • Working farms: provide fresh, local produce
  • Natural lands and wildlife habitats: provide bio-diversity
  • Wetlands and bays: provide clean and productive water resources
  • Watersheds: provide critical drinking water supplies
  • Walking trails: provide recreational opportunities

Contact Peconic Land Trust

Contact Peconic Land Trust

Melanie Cirillo
Director of Conservation Planning
296 Hampton Rd
PO Box 1776
Southampton, New York  11969-1776
Phone: (631) 283-3195
Fax: (631) 283-0235


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Nassau County, New York
  • Suffolk County, New York