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South Portland Land Trust’s Plant Sale 

May 20 at American Legion

 Plant Donations Needed to Support SPLT’s 5th Annual Sale

Local gardeners will be treated to more than an opportunity to purchase a wide array of plants when the South Portland Land Trust holds it 5th Annual Plant Sale May 20, 2006 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the American Legion at 413 Broadway.  The Land Trust will again include a “garden garage sale” where anything related to gardening will be available for purchase.

            The Land Trust relies upon the Plant Sale as its major fundraiser, and depends upon area businesses, its members and the public for plant donations. The Land Trust is seeking perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable seedlings as donations for the sale.  Any gardening-related items such as tools, books, magazines, etc. are also appreciated.

Anyone interested in donating plants, other “garden variety” items or is interested in volunteering to work on the sale can contact plant sale committee co-chairs Richard Rottkov (rrottkov@yahoo.com, 799-5686) or Jane Loring (janel@maine.rr.com, 799-3662).  The Land Trust will arrange to pick up your donated plant items or they can be brought to the American Legion on Broadway the afternoon (May 19, 1:00-6:00 p.m.) prior to the sale).

Founded in 1987, the South Portland Land Trust has nearly 400 members.  It is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of natural areas, the establishment of neighborhood commons and the expansion of trail networks.

In addition to the annual Plant Sale, SPLT's activities include the West End Trails project, Summer Tour Series, coordinating "The Neighborhood Commons Project," and EPA-funded Open Space identification project; participating in Earth Day and Coastal Clean-up; promoting the East Coast Greenway Greenbelt Walkway and neighborhood parks and trails, successfully working with the City Council to establish a Conservation Commission and a city "land bank"; promoting Smart Growth and coordinating Neighborhood Stewardship Teams across South Portland.  

The SPLT owns several parcels of land for educational, recreational and preservation purposes.  It maintains a dialogue with City government regarding the preservation of open space, while remaining supportive of grassroots environmental efforts.  

South Portland Land Trust

P.O. Box 2312

South Portland, ME 04116

Phone:  767-0908


Contact:  Tom Blake, President
Phone: 799-5723


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