SLT Charts Economic Impact
of Conserving Broadburn Farm
Page - Introduction
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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Tuesday, February 24
Thursday, March 5
Wentworth School Cafeteria
Quentin Drive, Scarborough
Join Scarborough Land Trust at one of our Community Conversations about Benjamin Farm. We will gather input from the community about different uses of the property, as we begin to create a long-range plan for open space, wildlife habitat and public access. The same session will be held on two different evenings, so as many people as possible can participate. Topics will include trails, wildlife, agriculture, biking, dogs, hunting, among others.
These programs supported in part
by the Horizon Foundation.
BENJAMIN FARM PURCHASE COMPLETED!
SLT President Paul Austin &
Kathy Perreault at the closing.
Benjamin Farm Property is
Now Conserved - Forever!
Closing was held 12/12/14.
Read the news release.
Our thanks to all who supported
major conservation project.
Stay tuned in the months ahead
on planning for the property.
Click on the items below for
Map 1 : Map 2