Watershed Area Information

Extending nearly 6 miles into the ocean, rimmed by craggy shores, rocky intertidal habitat and sandy pocket beaches, this stretch of shoreline marks the southern entrance to Casco Bay and Portland Harbor and includes the eastern coast of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth. Significant freshwater bodies include Great Pond, the largest fresh water body in Cape Elizabeth, and Alewife Brook, a small coastal stream that hosts a river herring run and empties to Casco Bay at Peabbles Cove. This shoreline includes the iconic Portland Head Light at Fort Williams, and Two Lights State Park, which is the southernmost part of Casco Bay.

Resources

Cape Elizabeth Conservation Committee
Seven-member board whose responsibilities include planning, construction and maintenance of trails, hosting Trails Day, and advising the Planning Board and the Town Council on conservation issues.
Staff Contact: Maureen O’Meara, Town Planner
(207)799-0115
maureen.omeara@capeelizabeth.org

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
Since its inception, the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has permanently protected over 680 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.
330 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth ME 04107
info@capelandtrust.org
207-767-6054
https://www.capelandtrust.org/

South Portland Land Trust
The South Portland Land Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to these key goals: Create and support a network of trails interlinking South Portland neighborhoods to each other and to the trails of adjoining communities; engage the community in park and trail use, open space protection, trail building and land stewardship; and encourage and support acquisition of priority open spaces.
P.O. Box 2312, South Portland, ME 04116
sopolandtrust@gmail.com
http://www.southportlandlandtrust.org/