Introducing the Conservation Book Club and much more in 2024! 

Yardscaping with CCSWCD

Date: May 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Location: Dyer Library 371 Main St, Saco, ME 04072
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Are you enjoying your yard as much as you’d like too? This class will provide you with ways to reduce your lawn and associated maintenance by swapping it for pollinator gardens, edible landscapes, rain gardens, vegetative buffers, groundcovers, wildflower meadows, and other natural landscapes you can pick and choose from to make your yard work for you.
These workshops are free for attendees through the City of Saco as part of their stormwater programs
Sign up HERE!

Annual Meeting

Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Saco Train Station
Informational meeting | Presentation/Lecture
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Join SVLT Board of Directors and staff for an Annual Meeting!

We will be discussing the budget, upcoming programs, property updates, volunteer opportunities, and more! All are welcome to attend and ask questions.

Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: McArthur Library 270 Main St, Biddeford, ME 04005
Festival | Nature Walk | Presentation/Lecture
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Join us for an Earth Day Celebration at the McArthur Library on Earth Day (4/22) from 10 to 2!
We will have games, prizes, crafts, clothing swap, information booths, presentations, guided walks, a group bike ride, and more!
Click here for a schedule of activities and participating organizations.

Waste Diversion Presentation with ecomaine

Date: April 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dyer Library 371 Main St, Saco, ME 04072

ecomaine will be teaching us how to divert our waste by recycling and composting!

Every day, we throw our trash, recycling and compost to the curb.  What if we looked deeper into our disposal habits to learn what truly happens at the end of the day, after all of the bins are picked up.  What if this program could help you save money every day and on your taxes overall, save valuable space in the landfill, and save non-renewable resources from being overused.

Join us April 13th at the Dyer Library. No registration required.

About the Presenter: Katrina Venhuizen is the Senior Environmental Educator at ecomaine and joined the team in August 2016. She holds 14 years of experience in various environmental education and outreach roles across the country. She is responsible for designing curricula, on-site tour programs, as well as all other education and outreach programming that facilitates engaged waste reduction among residents, schools, and businesses in ecomaine’s 70+ member communities.  Her passion and commitment to her job roles inspires students and adults alike to attain their waste diversion and contamination reduction goals.

Nature Walk on St. Patrick’s Day

Date: March 17, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 742 Portland Rd, Saco, ME 04072
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Join SVLT’s Event and Outreach Organizer, Abby Wilson, on a St. Patrick’s Day Nature Walk!

March 17, 2 PM at Mobil Parcel- This property is located just off of Route 1 in Saco. You can park at the back of the Citgo gas station and access the trailhead.

We will discuss land conservation, look for signs of wildlife, and walk Saco Bay Trails’ Middle Goosefare. Total distance covered will be less than a mile with small hills and bridges. Depending on conditions, you may need to bring hiking poles, snowshoes/micro-spikes, or wear boots for muddy walking.

After the walk, we will continue the friendly conservation and head across Route 1 to Barreled Souls Brewing for a pint!

*Please email Abby at to reserve your spot!*

Forests for the Trees and for Climate

Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Saco Library

A presentation and Q&A by Tom Doak of Maine Woodland Owners. This is an important topic for land conservation, and we have teamed up with the Scarborough Land Trust to put this event on.

Check out the details here!