BIDDEFORD — With a month left to purchase undeveloped land off Granite Point Road and a small island near the mouth of the Little River, local land conservation organizations are pushing to raise the last $1 million needed for the acquisition.

In July, the Trust for Public Land, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and The Friends of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge put out a call for funds to purchase Timber Point. The Ewing family is willing to sell 97 acres of their property for conservation purposes for $5.125 million.

On Friday, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Executive Director Tom Bradbury said the organizations are still in need of $1 million by Sept. 15 to make the preservation of this property possible. 

“If the September 15th deadline is not met, the $3.2 million secured in federal funding for the project will be lost and the property will be in jeopardy of being sold to the highest bidder. With land suitable for multiple house lots, the now pristine land could become home to new development,” Bradbury wrote. 

Those interested in helping these organizations preserve the land can send checks designated “Save Timber Point” to the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, PO Box 7004, Cape Porpoise, Maine, 04014. More information about the land can be found at or by calling 967-3465.