Public invited to evaluate Ellsworth’s “Green Plan”



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Garden Club will host a presentation, “Land For our Future: A Conservation Plan for the City on Ellsworth,” on Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Moore Community Center on State St.

The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will provide an overview of current conserved lands in Ellsworth and highlight some of the work on the Ellsworth Green Plan. The Green Plan is a community-driven initiative involving the garden club, representatives of city government, Frenchman Bay Conservancy and other organizations.

According to Aaron Dority, executive director of Frenchman Bay Conservancy and chairman of the Ellsworth Green Plan land conservation subcommittee, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to voice their perspectives at the forum and give input on the plan.

The overall green planning process was launched in January 2017 by the Ellsworth Garden Club. Its objective is to create a phased plan that will make Ellsworth a model green community in several key focus areas including green spaces; water, energy and waste management; walkability and public transit; sustainable development and maintenance.

With Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Dority manages a land conservation organization that has protected over 7,000 acres of land and waters from the Union River and Frenchman Bay watersheds east to the Hancock County line, including the Jordan Homestead and Indian Point properties in Ellsworth.

For more information about the upcoming forum, contact Dority at [email protected] or Mary Blackstone of the Ellsworth Garden Club at [email protected].