About Us

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Presumpscot Regional Land Trust supports healthy lands, waters, wildlife, and people across the Presumpscot River watershed through conservation, water quality monitoring, education, and public access.

The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust is a non-profit organization working within the Presumpscot River Watershed and holds conservation lands in the towns of Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish, Westbrook and Windham.

The Presumpscot Region covers the Presumpscot River and tributaries in Southern Maine that flows from Sebago Lake to the Atlantic Ocean via Casco Bay. The river itself is 25.8 miles long, and its watershed encompasses 648 square miles. The river is the largest contributor of fresh water to Casco Bay.


Joanne Chessey

Andy Colvin

Matt Craig
Cape Elizabeth

Richard Curtis

Valerie DeVuyst

Fred Dillon

Ben Lord

Michael Parker

Priscilla Payne

Tamara Lee Pinard

June Sleeper

Glenice Stover

Donald Wescott



Rachelle Curran Apse
Executive Director

Rachelle has worked for 15 years in the environmental non-profit field as a project manager, outdoor and environmental educator, marketing and fundraising professional, and a facilitator. Rachelle has worked for the Portland Food Co-op, the Environmental Health Strategy Center, Maine Audubon, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group. Rachelle holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and M.A. in Social Science with a focus on Environment and Community. She also has completed the Lift 360 (formerly Institute for Civic Leadership) Leadership Intensive Course and is currently a volunteer board member of the Portland Food Co-op. In her free time, Rachelle enjoys hiking and exploring in nature with her family.

Toby Jacobs
Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator

Toby has spent over a decade working for environmental organizations and has a Master’s in Conservation Biology. Internationally, he has managed conservation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras. In Maine, he has surveyed the City of Portland’s trees, managed volunteers in Portland’s urban gardens, monitored shellfish areas for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and maintained miles of land trust trails. He also serves on the Board of the Freeport Conservation Trust. In his free time Toby enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, and exploring the Maine woods.