Calendar

Upcoming Events 
Organized by the South Portland Land Trust




Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9AM-10:30AM
National Trails Day walk and cleanup
Clarks Pond Trail at Home Depot
South Portland Board members Heather Drake and Sarah Stickney will lead community members on a walk and cleanup effort at the Clarks Pond Trail.  Meet at the trail head near the Home Depot's Outdoor Center in the side parking lot.



Friday, July 14, 2017, time TBA
Get to Know Your Trails
Location TBA
South Portland Land Trust board members Sarah Stickney and Heather Drake will lead an informative walk along a trail in South Portland to be announced later.  This walk will be geared toward the whole family, from infants to grandparents -- well-behaved dogs included!  The walk will be fairly easy.

This event is part of the Get to Know Your Trails series.



Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Portland Greendrinks social
Location TBA
This social event the South Portland Land Trust will be organizing in collaboration with Portland Greendrinks to highlight the Land Trust's projects.



Saturday, September 30, 2017
National Public Lands Day
Location TBA
South Portland Land Trust board members will lead community members on a trail maintenance project on a trail to be announced.



Monday, October 2, 2017
Pizza Fundraiser
Rudy's, 517 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth
Rudy's is hosting a fundraiser for South Portland Land Trust!  Rudy's will make a donation to the Land Trust for each pizza sold this evening.



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Sunday, October 8, 2017
Bug Light 5K Run/Walk
Starts at Bug Light Park
This annual event is a shared fundraiser with the South Portland Historical Society.  Advance registration is recommended.  See the Bug Light 5K website for more information and to register.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017
South Portland Land Trust Annual Meeting
Location TBA
The South Portland Land Trust will update membership on our projects.  There will be social time and refreshments.  Details TBA.



December date TBA, 2017
Get to Know Your Trails
Location TBA
South Portland Land Trust board members Sarah Stickney and Heather Drake will lead an informative walk along a trail in South Portland to be announced later.  This walk will be geared toward the whole family, from infants to grandparents -- well-behaved dogs included!  The walk will be fairly easy.

This event is part of the Get to Know Your Trails series.



Some Past Events


Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8/9AM-1PM
Annual Plant and Bake Sale
American Legion Hall, 413 Broadway, South Portland
This fundraiser offers plants, baked goods, and gardening supplies donated by local businesses and individuals, including annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, and groundcovers. This fundraiser is also a benefit for the Community Garden Collective.

The sale opens to South Portland Land Trust members at 8 a.m. and to the general public at 9 a.m. Doors close promptly at 1 p.m. For those who want to make sure they get the good stuff before it’s gone, the Land Trust allows gardeners to join or renew their membership on the day of the sale.

The South Portland Land Trust and Community Garden Collective are seeking donations of plants and baked goods from individuals and businesses. Potted plants will be accepted up until Friday, May 19th. Baked goods donations can be brought to the American Legion Hall on Friday, May 19th, any time prior to 4 p.m., or on Saturday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

The Land Trust and Garden Collective are also looking for volunteers to assist in digging and potting donated plants, transporting and arranging plants the day before the sale, and helping customers on the sale date. 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5-9PM
Pizza Party Fundraiser
OTTO Pizza, 159 Cottage Rd, South Portland
Join South Portland Land Trust members and supporters for a pizza dinner at OTTO's Cottage Road restaurant to benefit the Land Trust's new stewardship fund.  A portion of all sales from 5 to 9PM this evening will support maintenance and improvements on the trails and lands that we manage in South Portland, including the Clarks Pond Trail, Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Long Creek Trail, and Red Brook Trail, among others.



Friday, May 12, 2017, 9AM
Get to Know Your Trails
Trout Brook Nature Preserve, 47 Parrott St, South Portland
Join the South Portland Land Trust in our Get to Know Your Trails walk series. This walk will take us to the Trout Brook Nature Preserve where we will learn the history of the area and walk the trails.  This event is rescheduled from late March, when icy conditions forced us to cancel.

Everyone is welcome!  This walk is geared toward the whole family, from infants to grandparents -- well-behaved dogs included!  Our walk will be fairly easy (lasting no longer than one hour) and will take place on dirt trails.  We will meet at 47 Parrott Street, South Portland, where you can park on the street. 


This event is part of the Get to Know Your Trails series.



Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6-9PM
Dinner Fundraiser
B.Good, 200 Gorham Rd, South Portland
Join South Portland Land Trust members and supporters for a dinner at B.Good's Gorham Road restaurant to benefit the Land Trust's new stewardship fund.  A portion of all sales from 6 to 9PM this evening will support maintenance and improvements on the trails and lands that we manage in South Portland, including the Clarks Pond Trail, Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Long Creek Trail, and Red Brook Trail, among others.



Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30AM-12PM
Earth Day Citywide Litter Cleanup
Meet at Mill Creek Park, opposite Hannaford

South Portland Land Trust board members Tom Blake, Jeff Ryan, and Richard Rottkov are leading members of the community on a citywide litter cleanup event.  Check in at Mill Creek Park opposite Hannaford between 8:30AM and noon to get some morning refreshments.  Participants get cleanup supplies and an assigned location.  City workers will pick up the litter you collect once you're done!


Each participant will have a chance to win a bundle of prizes, including a copy of Appalachian Odyssey, gift certificates to Willow's Pizza, passes to Portland Intown Contra Dance, and more!




Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7-9PM
Foulmouthed Brewing, 15 Ocean St, South Portland
$5 suggested donation per person
This event, organized in part by SPLT volunteer, Chris Kessler, is a fundraiser for the South Portland Land Trust.  Bring your friends, have a drink, and test your trivia knowledge!

Teams that make a $5 suggested donation will receive a South Portland Land Trust map and sticker and will also have the chance at winning extra prizes.

This event is part of a series on Tuesdays at 7pm. For more info visit www.geekswhodrink.com.