Scarborough Land Conservation Trustupdated: September 2010

The Scarborough Land Conservation Trust was originally founded as the Owascoag Land Conservation Trust in 1977, Owascoag being the Indian name for the area meaning "the land of many grasses". Later renamed the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust in 1984 to reflect and include the town's other rich natural areas in addition to coastal assets, its mission continues to be the acquisition, preservation, and management of unique land within Scarborough for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

The Scarborough Land Conservation Trust protects more than 1000 acres, most of which is open (or soon will be) to public passive recreation.

The Trust has historically been a volunteer group. In August of 2005, SLCT hired its first part-time Stewardship Director. As a private, non-profit organization, the Trust depends on contributions for support. While land trusts are not required to pay real estate taxes, we do so to maintain good will with the community.

The Scarborough Land Conservation Trust has worked successfully with both landowners and developers to preserve land. The Trust educates people about land conservation and works with anyone wishing to protect land. Becoming a Scarborough Land Conservation Trust member is one way you can help promote conservation in Scarborough. As a member, your tangible benefits include newsletters and invitations to forums and special events. Your intangible benefits include protecting land and contributing to the preservation of a valued quality of life.

Contact Scarborough Land Conservation Trust

Marla Zando
Land Protection & Stewardship Coordinator
7 Oak Hill Terrace
PO Box 1237
Scarborough, Maine  04074
Phone: 207-289-1199


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