The first Greenbelt Plan was adopted by the Town of Cape Elizabeth in 1977 and has become and integral component of the community's character and commitment to the preservation of open space.
The 2013 Greenbelt Plan update continues the earliest goals of the town greenbelt and fully articulates goals for fulfilling the potential for a town-wide greenbelt. The plan focuses open space preservation on land that (1) maintains the town’s rural character, (2) protects wildlife habitat, and (3) adds to the trail system. This plan identifies 10 goals to guide greenbelt growth.
as of August 2011