Trails ~ Parks & Natural Areas ~ Engaging the Community


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


View a PDF of our Slide Show by Clicking the
Link below.

A Map for Every Member!
Each new member
will receive a Map
& Trail Guide.
If you have become
a member of SPLT
in the last year, but have
not received a map, then
please contact us with
mailing information
and we will send one
right away.
If you are not a member and would like a map,
please send a check for $4.95 to SPLT,
P.O. Box 2312, South Portland, ME  04116
(allow three weeks) or email us at sopolandtrust@gmail.com.
News, Announcements and Opportunities


The 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 Trust.
Steve Jocher, President



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.



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