Key Dates and Events

 

2010
Since its creation in 1980, The Falmouth Land Trust has acquired more than 1,000 acres of land in fee or easement for the purpose of conservation, preservation, and protection of open space in Falmouth.

2009
Expanded partnership with the Town sees the Trust receive easements on 8 properties totaling 132 acres (Harriman, Hadlock, Community park)
The DeSieyes family grants an easement on over 20 acres off of Woodville Road ensuring continued access for a key local recreational trail system

2008
17.8 acres conservation easement at Ledges subdivision off of Ledgewood Road as part of a Conservation Subdivision. The new land abuts Portland Trails’ Ocean Ave Park.

2007
Conservation easement for 20.7 acres on the Adams property, abutting town owned Riverpoint
Conservation easement for 65 acres at Ridgewood Estates, key parcel in the center of Falmouth with significant vernal pool habitat
Falmouth voters overwhelmingly approve a $5MM open space acquisition bond to be spent over 10 years

2006
Trust acquires an easement on 48 acres off of Blackstrap Road through Conservation Subdivision development at Stoneridge Farm
Trust and Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Association acquire 15 acres in fee off of Pleasant Hill Rd.
FLT joins with Oceanside Conservation Trust and the Cumberland Chebeauge Land Trust to found Portland North Land Trust Collaborative

2003
The Trust acquired additional land adjacent to the Blackstrap Hill Preserve from the Carr family, and an easement from the heirs of Marjorie McAdam for land that included frontage along the Presumpscot River.

2002
The Trust achieves its goal of raising $1 million with significant contributions from the Land for Maine’s Future Fund ($200,000) and the Town of Falmouth (approximately $400,000). Additional land adjacent to the Blackstrap Hill Preserve was donated by the Donald family as a conservation easement, and by the Shafto family.

2001
The Trust began its campaign to purchase more than 250 acres of land off Blackstrap Road for $1 million.

2000
The Trust acquires additional land from the McCrann family adjacent to the original parcel donated in 1981.

1999
The Trust acquires additional property along the Presumpscot River through a conservation easement donated by the Mahoney family. Additional property was acquired from the developers of the Twin Pond Subdivision, and through the purchase of the Otte parcel on Falmouth Foreside.

1998

The Trust acquires property from the Smith Family on Falmouth Road and an easement from the developers of Presumpscot River Place for land along the Presumpscot River.

1997
Falmouth voters approve a land acquisition bond of $1 million dollars.
Trust acquires land in connection with the Sunny Field Development off Falmouth Road.

1996
Trust acquires the Mill Creek parcel abutting the Falmouth Nature Preserve when it was transferred from the Nature Conservancy to the Trust.

1995
The Falmouth Land Trust assists the Town with the purchase of land at Wilshore Farms in West Falmouth.

1992
Trust acquires two additional conservation easements, one along Shoreline Drive, and one in connection with the Mitchell Wood subdivision. Trust landholdings increase to 79 acres in fee and 92 acres in conservation easement.

1988
Trust accepts a conservation easement over the land at the Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm.
Membership reaches 132 members

1987
Stormy Brook subdivision donates the Trust’s second conservation easement

1981
Formation and McCrann easement lay the foundation for the Falmouth Land Trust