Sawyer Marsh Properties
Managed by the South Portland Land Trust
The South Portland Land Trust has been working for years to protect the marshlands along the Trout Brook in the vicinity of Sawyer Street and Spurwink Avenue near South Portland's border with Cape Elizabeth. These properties and easements are held by the South Portland Land Trust for the purpose of protecting habitat for wildlife and scenic viewsheds for the public. They are not accessible to users except as can be viewed from public rights-of-way.
- In 1996, Donald Kirkpatrick donated to SPLT a 1-acre property at 70 Florence Street between Somerset Street and Arlington Road.
- In 2002, John & Patricia Lydon and Joanne Lineham donated to SPLT a property of a little under 1 acre at 33 Spurwink Avenue, as well as 5 smaller properties totaling a little less than 1 acre along a paper street called Lucille Avenue in the immediate area.
- In 2007, Curtis Jensch donated to SPLT a property of about 1/5 acre at 23 Schooner Road.
- Also in 2007, the City of South Portland and Thomas & Sara Maietta donated conservation easements to the South Portland Land Trust and Portland Trails on two adjacent properties totaling about 9 acres of marshland on Sawyer Street across from the Trout Brook Nature Preserve.
If you can help us expand our conservation effort in this important area, contact us about making a gift.