CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust has agreed to purchase 63 acres of conservation land adjacent to Robinson Woods, a popular destination for nature lovers, birders and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

In a press release, leaders of the land trust say they have negotiated a purchase price for the property off Shore Road, but they will need to secure additional funding from private foundations, family foundations and the general public to make the deal final. The trust also is seeking funding from the Town of Cape Elizabeth and the state’s Land for Maine’s Future program.

If the trust acquires the property, it would essentially double the size of Robinson Woods.

“The Robinson Woods II project will protect 12 acres of fields, over five acres of ponds, and 70 percent of the cross-town trail not yet preserved by the CELT or the town of Cape Elizabeth,” the land trust said in a press release.

The property includes habitat for the endangered New England cottontail and the spotted turtle, which is on Maine’s list of threatened species.

On June 13, the Town Council will consider a motion to pledge $350,000 toward the acquisition, with $150,000 of that funding coming from the town’s land acquisition fund, and $200,000 in savings through refinancing a portion of the municipal debt. Town Manager Michael McGovern said the purchase price of the 63-acre parcel is around $1.1 million.

As a public-private collaboration, the town would receive a public access easement over the land trust property.