SLT TO CONSERVE
BENJAMIN FARM PROPERTY
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Page - Introduction
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 one staff person, 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 residents and visitors to support our work.
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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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.