Benjamin Farm campaign gets matching donor

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SCARBOROUGH — An anonymous donor has pledged to match any donations, up to $50,000, for Scarborough Land Trust’s acquisition of Benjamin Farm.

According to a press release from SLT, the trust has raised $400,000 of the $500,000 needed to buy and preserve the land for public trails. It has until the end of the year raise the last $50,000 and close the sale.

The SLT reached a $2.5 million sale agreement with the Benjamin family in January.

In June, the Town Council agreed to provide a crucial $2 million from the town land acquisition reserve to help SLT permanently conserve the 136-acre farm, which is the largest remaining plot of undeveloped town land in a densely populated neighborhood. 

For more information call the land trust at 289-1199 or visit the website at scarboroughlandtrust.org.

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