Scarborough Land Trust

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The 99 acre Comstock Farm on
Berry Road has been conserved by
Maine Farmland Trust.
SLT was a partner, and will
create a public trail in the future.


Portland Press Herald photo

Read the news release.

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The Scarborough Land Trust conserves land for people, for wildlife—forever. We are a private, non-profit, community- based organization. Our mission is to conserve land where natural resources, scenic vistas and historical significance offer unique value to our community. To date, we have protected more than 1,200 acres in Scarborough for public benefit.

At 50 square miles, Scarborough is one of the largest towns in southern Maine. It is also one of the fastest growing towns in state.

Scarborough has exceptional natural resources, from the state's largest salt marsh (Scarborough Marsh), to 8 miles of coastline, 4 public beaches, 5 rivers that meander through town, and vast upland acres of prime former farmland. Flowing from west to east through almost the entire length of town, the Nonesuch River is the largest source of fresh water for the Scarborough Marsh.

Founded in 1977 as the Owascoag Land Conservation Trust (Owascoag is the Native American name for "the land of many grasses"), we were later renamed Scarborough Land Trust to reflect the rich diversity of Scarborough's natural resources. SLT has an Executive Director, an active Board of Directors, and many volunteers. We work with many partners to conserve land in Scarborough, and rely on financial contributions from both year-round and summer residents.

SLT has worked successfully with both landowners and developers to preserve land. The Trust educates people about land conservation and works with anyone wishing to protect land. Supporting SLT is one way to promote land conservation in Scarborough. All current contributors are considered members of SLT. Click here to learn more about making a gift to SLT or volunteer opportunities.

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To make a secure, online donation to SLT,
go to Network for Good.


Join us for A Summer Walk
on the Temporary Trail!

Tues Aug 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Led by Paul Austin

Over 30 People Joined Us
For the July 22 Walk!

Remains of Old Farmhouse Removed Temporary Trail Created

Read the news release.

Because of debris in fields,
please stay on mowed path
and leash your dog.

Landscape Photo
Map 1 : Map 2


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Telephone: 207-289-1199