Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust permanently conserves and provides stewardship for lands cherished by our community - from shore lands to marshes, from farmlands to woodlands - for the education, use and enjoyment of this and future generations.

In 1985 a small group of Cape residents formed the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) to help preserve natural areas of scenic beauty for future residents and visitors to explore and appreciate.

For past generations, the character of Cape Elizabeth was defined by a rich agricultural heritage and a spectacular rocky coastline with close ties to the ocean. Modern day Cape Elizabeth has evolved into a more suburban community, yet still retains a rural character that is increasingly rare in Southern Maine. Only minutes away from the city of Portland, Cape Elizabeth offers miles of unspoiled trails through woodlands, fields and coastline.
Since its inception, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has permanently protected over 560 acres of land for public benefit. As a community-based organization, CELT strives to maintain neighborhood trail access to protected lands and to provide new, and lasting protection of valued lands in Cape Elizabeth. Governed by an all volunteer board of directors, CELT is recognized as a 501(c)3 tax-deductible, charitable organization. Currently the organization is staffed by a full-time Executive Director and a part-time administrator.

Contact Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

Christopher Franklin
Executive Director
330 Ocean House Rd.
PO Box 265
Cape Elizabeth, Maine  04107
Phone: (207) 767-6054
Fax: (207) 767-0186


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