by Katie Irish Collins Stewardship Coordinator, Daniel Bishop is quoted in the article surveying a number of land trusts in the state about recent ruling to ban sale of 33 invasive plant species. Daniel Bishop, the stewardship and trail volunteer coordinator for Portland Trails, said, “Controlling invasives is a long term and very laborious…Details
Why Mainers hit the roading running by Dr. Lisa Belisle, January 2017 Most road races start early in the morning, and the Trail to Ale 10K is no exception. The sky is gray and a light mist clings to the crowd gathering on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Several runners sprint over from the porta- potties,…Details
By Carey Kish, December 18, 2016 Maps of all kinds litter my office space, offering ample distraction whenever my concentration on the task at hand starts to wane. A certified geography geek, I can easily spend hours lost in far off thoughts while scanning a map’s highway numbers, trail routes, mountain and river names and…Details
About 450 merry runners did the Portland Brewers’ Holiday Dash 5K on Dec. 11, a brisk run followed by beer and brunch at RiRa’s. Four local breweries–Shipyard, Maine Beer Company, Allagash, and Rising Tide–donated brews for the post-race party. The Holiday Dash is a fundraiser for Portland Trails.
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By Joe Lawlor, September 18, 2016 The Back Cove trail in Portland hosted two major charity events Sunday that attracted thousands despite a rainy morning. At 9 a.m., 1,500 runners raced around Back Cove in the Trail to Ale 10K, which benefited the nonprofit Portland Trails. Three hours later, about 1,000 people gathered on the…Details
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2016 Thousands of racers to join Portland Trails for 17th Annual Trail to Ale 10K and celebrate 25 years of trails and community Portland, ME – Portland Trails has many reasons to celebrate this September. All year, Portland’s non-profit land trust has been celebrating its 25th birthday, and this…Details
by Andrew Rice, July 21 A portion of land owned by the late Eleanor Conant Saunders is now part of a small trail system operated by Portland Trails. The parcel, off Conant Street in Westbrook, cuts a scenic path over rolling, grassy hills and connects to the edge of the Presumpscot River, with views of…Details
Over 70 people participated in Sunday’s trail scavenger hunt, including families from as far as New York City and North Carolina. We saw teams beat the heat and the time clock to discover hidden gems across the city and earn points for using as many modes of alternate transportation as possible. Our top finishing…Details
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 Portland Trails Hires Jennifer Goldman as new Advancement Manager Portland Trails is excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Goldman as the first Advancement Manager–a new position and a strategic move for the organization. Ms. Goldman brings over 20 years of development and nonprofit experience to Portland Trails, previously…Details
Whether serving with the trail group or getting her hands in the dirt, she acts on her belief in the importance of urban natural spaces. By Mary Pols – Portland Press Herald Aurelia Scott arrived in Maine in November 1997, just months before one of Maine’s most infamous ice storms, which was funny (in a…Details