SLT TO CONSERVE
BENJAMIN FARM PROPERTY
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Page - Introduction
The Scarborough Land Trust (SLT) was originally founded as the
Owascoag Land Conservation Trust in 1977, Owascoag being the Indian name
for the area meaning "the land of many grasses". Later renamed
the Scarborough Land Trust in 1984 to reflect and include
the town's other rich natural areas in addition to coastal assets, its
mission continues to be the acquisition, preservation, and management
of unique land within Scarborough for the benefit and enjoyment of the
The Scarborough Land Trust protects more than 1000 acres,
most of which is open (or soon will be) to public passive recreation.
The Trust has historically been a volunteer group. In August of 2005,
SLT hired its first part-time Stewardship Director. As a private, non-profit
organization, the Trust depends on contributions for support. While land
trusts are not required to pay real estate taxes, we do so to maintain
good will with the community.
The Scarborough Land Trust 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.
Becoming a Scarborough Land Trust member is one way you can
help promote conservation in Scarborough. As a member, your tangible benefits
include newsletters and invitations to forums and special events. Your
intangible benefits include protecting land and contributing to the preservation
of a valued quality of life.
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SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, March 13
Special Program on Benjamin Farm
SLT Annual Meeting
Scarborough Town Hall
Free and Open to the Public
Bring a Friend!
Learn about the property's natural
and see historic footage
of its farming heritage.