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Scarborough Land Trust is proud to partner with Portland Museum of Art and Prouts Neck Association to permanently protect the land and historic view shed around the iconic Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck. PMA donated an easement on the property to SLT. Read the PMA news release.

Read the Portland Press Herald article.

Public access to the property is available only by guided tours offered by PMA.
Contact PMA for details.

SLT Charts Economic Impact
of Conserving Broadburn Farm

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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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$50,000 Challenge Will Match
New Gifts Dollar For Dollar
Help us Meet The Match!

We're at the $400,000 mark in the
Benjamin Farm Campaign! Anonymous donors have offered a $50,000 matching gift challenge to help raise the final $100,000 to reach our $500,000 fundraising goal.
Now is the Time!
Double the impact of your gift!

Thanks to all who have made generous gifts and pledges to date. Please share the word with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to help us
Meet the Match!

You can give at the Donate Now button above, or mail your check to SLT,
PO Box 1237, Scarborough ME 04070.
Be sure to specify that your gift is for Benjamin Farm. Thank you!

Read the news update here!

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Scarborough Land  Trust

Scarborough Land Trust
P.O. Box 1237
Scarborough, ME 04070

7 Oak Hill Terrace, 2nd Floor


Telephone: 207-289-1199