The South Portland Land Trust is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to these key goals:
Create and support a network of trails interlinking South Portland neighborhoods to each other and to the trails of adjoining communities.
Engage the community in park and trail use, open space protection, trail building and land stewardship.
Encourage and support the acquisition of the priority open spaces.
Sawyer Marsh Photo by Denise Michaud
News, Announcements and Opportunities
SPLT is looking for a New Program Manager to work 10-15 hours a week! Cindy
Krum's last day is December 12, 2015 and she has been a great asset for the
Land Trust but is moving on for a full time professional opportunity! The
Program Manager position is listed on the two websites shown below and the SPLT
will continue to accept applications until December 23, 2015. If you know
of anyone who might be interested in applying please forward them this
information, and thanks for supporting your community South Portland Land
Signing of the Sawyer Park Conservation Easement
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Jim Gailey, South Portland City Manager and Steve Jocher, South Portland Land Trust President, signed the Sawyer Park Open Space Conservation Easement for the 2.3 acre city owned property on the corner of Westbrook Street and Main Street. This easement will ensure that the property remain protected as an open space and public park. Sharon Newman, from Congregation Bet Ha'am - a strong supporter of the project, was there to witness the historical event. This is an excellent example of collaboration between public, private and non-profit organizations.
Congregation Bet Ha'am has worked closely with the City and South Portland Land Trust Board Members to preserve this greenspace. To support this effort, the congregation agreed to donate $100,000 toward the initial development of the park and for park maintenance. As Lisa Munderback, past-President of the congregation and a resident of South Portland, observed, “The congregation is thrilled to see this conservation easement become a reality and we look forward to the future development of Sawyer Park.”
2015 Bug Light 5K was a success!
This event supported the park, trail and historical preservation projects of the South Portland Land Trust and the South Portland Historical Society.
Celebrated National Public Lands Day with September 26, 2015 Trout Brook Trail Maintenance
As part of National Public Trails Day, the South Portland Land Trust oversaw trail maintenance at Trout Brook including the reconditioning of steep section of the Trail.