Canco Woods is a 13-acre urban oasis in the heart of Portland, Maine. We have successfully conserved the woods!

In December 2012, The Trust for Public Land and Friends of Canco Woods successfully purchased Canco Woods and conveyed it to the City of Portland. Portland Trails, a local non-profit land trust, oversees the property.

While we raised the funds needed to purchase the property, we are still raising money for a stewardship endowment, enabling us to care for the property in perpetuity. This includes new signage, trail maintenance, and other improvements. If you are interested in contributing toward a $20,000 stewardship endowment, $10,000 of which has been raised, please donate now!

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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 worked in partnership with The Trust for Public Land's Maine team to forever protect this important "urban wildland." Now an important part of the City of Portland, Canco Woods will forever be an important piece of conservation land for residents.

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