Canco Woods is a 13-acre urban oasis in the heart of Portland, Maine. We are working to keep it wild forever!
Canco Woods is an urban oasis in the heart of Portland, Maine. At nearly 13 acres, this undeveloped property in the state’s largest city is surprisingly wild, with towering pines, a small pond, vernal pools, creeks, and meadowland. City residents use Canco Woods for walking, running, biking, and children play in the woods, build forts, and explore nature.
The Friends of Canco Woods, a grassroots, neighborhood group is working in partnership with The Trust for Public Land's Maine team to forever protect this important "urban wildland," which is at high risk of being lost to development. For a limited time, we have an opportunity to protect a critical property that helps give the local neighborhood a sense of community while also contributing to Portland’s investments in its network of urban parks and trails that benefit the city as a whole. Finally, preserving this land helps keep Portland vibrant and green, truly the "Forest City."
On November 5, Portland City Council voted unanimously to allocate $75,000 toward this project! You can read about our campaign in this Portland Press Herald article:http://www.pressherald.com/news/city-adds-its-financial-might-to-preservation-effort_2012-11-06.html?searchterm=Canco+Woods
Our total campaign goal is $400,000, and we only have $35,000 left to raise, but we can’t do it without you. We need your help to meet this goal by December 28! Thank you!
Please visit www.friendsofcancowoods.org for more information!