The South Portland Land Trust is a private, nonprofit land trust dedicated to these key goals:
Create a 20-mile 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
Earth Day Clean Up
Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 8:30 am -11:00 am
Location: Meet at Mill Creek Park and then select area in city for clean-up
The South Portland Land Trust is organizing a morning to clean up the city trails, shoreline and parks. Registration begins at 8:30. Bags and gloves will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Annual Plant Sale held by the South Portland Land Trust & Community Garden Collective
Date: May 16, 2015
Location: American Legion Hall, 413 Broadway
Time: Opening for South Portland Land Trust members at 8:00 am (you can become a member at the door)
General Public 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Public Trails Day Volunteer Event
Date: June 6, 2015
Location: Numerous trails throughout the city
The South Portland Land Trust is organizing a trail monitoring/trail improvement day. We will list trail locations and time for meeting on June 6, 2015 soon.
Public Meeting - Trails, Open Space and Connectivity in South Portland and Portland
Date: June 11, 2015
Location: South Portland Community Center
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Portland Trails is holding a series of community meetings to start conversations across town lines. Topics may include Conservation/Open Spaces, Connectivity, Place-making, Recreation, People-powered Transportation and how our communities can collaborate to improve walk-ability and livability, and create stronger networks. More details will follow!
Hold the date:
The Bug Light 5K Run & Walk 2015
Sunday, October 11th at 9 am
This event supports the park, trail and historical preservation projects of the South Portland Land Trust and the South Portland Historical Society. For More Information, go to Bug Light 5K.
If you have become a member of the SPLT in the last year, but have not received our iContact Newsletters, then please know that we have just updated our iContact database so that all members should now receive a email copy of the newsletters in 2014.
In addition, you can go to our news page to see 3 archived recent, popular newsletters.
Fall 2014 Clark's Pond Clean Up a Big Success
As part of National Public Lands Day, the South Portland Land Trust oversaw several projects including the reconditioning of the Long Creek Trail and the improvement of the Clarks Pond Trail.
Jake Angell, a South Portland High School sophomore, as part of his Eagle Scout requirements, coordinated the community effort to salvage and revitalize the Long Creek Trail. In a single day, Jake and his cohort of thirty volunteers, under the auspices of SPLT, rebuilt stairs, constructed retaining walls, vanquished invasive species, dug drainage gullies, and laid approximately twenty yards of stone dust to level the surface. While they were working, SPLT Board members and other dedicated volunteers were undertaking similar projects on the Clarks Pond trail.
The Maine Mall Wellness Loop
The City of South Portland has improved sidewalks around one third of the perimeter of The Maine Mall. The SPLT has certified the quarter mile marks around the 1.5 mile route. The sign posts and mile marker signs, shown above, have been installed.
The loop trail passes by the newly improved South Branch Trail, so if you are ready for a creekside stroll, give it a try as well.
The South Branch Trail has been resurfaced and improved with a kiosk and picnic tables. The trail is located on Philbrook Avenue across from the JC Penneys entrance to The Maine Mall. We used stone dust to hold off the surrounding grass and will later top dress this with trail mulch to better cushion your feet.
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