Ellsworth Garden Club Wins New England Regional Award



ELLSWORTH — At the Fall Conference of the Garden Club Federation of Maine on Oct. 27 in Lewiston, the Ellsworth Garden Club was awarded the Laura Wetmore Conservation Bowl.

This is an award offered by the New England Region of National Garden Clubs to recognize work by member clubs in environmental education and conservation, especially projects undertaken for the benefit of young people as well as club members and the general public.

Pictured at the Garden Club Federation of Maine’s Fall Conference are (left to right) Ellsworth Garden Club members Mary Blackstone and Jay Barnes and Garden Club Federation of Maine President Rebecca Linney. Blackstone and Barnes were members of the Ellsworth Garden Club team responsible for the recent hummingbird and butterfly planting project at Birdsacre. The club was honored with the Laura Wetmore Conservation Bowl at the Oct. 27 conference for that project.
Pictured at the Garden Club Federation of Maine’s Fall Conference are (left to right) Ellsworth Garden Club members Mary Blackstone and Jay Barnes and Garden Club Federation of Maine President Rebecca Linney. Blackstone and Barnes were members of the Ellsworth Garden Club team responsible for the recent hummingbird and butterfly planting project at Birdsacre. The club was honored with the Laura Wetmore Conservation Bowl at the Oct. 27 conference for that project.

The award recognized the club’s hummingbird and butterfly planting project at Birdsacre on Route 3 in Ellsworth. In partnership with the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary and the Master Gardener Volunteer program of the Hancock County Cooperative Extension of the University of Maine, the club introduced over 450 native plants into the four microhabitats found on a two-acre site around McGinley Pond.

Educational programming relating to the importance of native plants as well as hummingbirds and butterflies has been an important component of this project. This has included a number of club programs and workshops for the general public as well as youth activities offered in conjunction with various Birdsacre events.

The team of club members responsible for this project consisted of Jay Barnes, Cush and Noreen Blethen, Mary Blackstone and Gale Caddoo.

The project was previously recognized in June by the Garden Club Federation of Maine with its Environmental Award for Youth Activities and the Muriel Soule Junior Conservation Award for an outstanding youth conservation project.

For more information, contact Mary Blackstone 667-8878 or [email protected].

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