Belfast Garden Club’s January Meeting features presentation by Judy Berk “Environmental Legislation- Update from Augusta” – Free, All are welcome!

Posted Jan. 08, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
Judy Berk
Judy Berk

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, ME

For more information: Corliss Davis; 207-930-3562; belfastgardenclub.org

Belfast Garden Club’s public monthly meeting and speaker series continue January 21st, featuring a presentation by Judy Berk, Communications Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). Ms. Berk will give us an update on Maine environmental laws, including proposed legislation for the upcoming legislative sessions in Augusta. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The brief club meeting begins at 1pm. Join us for refreshments from the hospitality committee at 1:45 and the speaker will begin at 2 p.m.

The afternoon meeting and program take place at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast.

The NRCM is Maine’s environmental leader, a non-profit, Maine-based organization working to protect our environment on many fronts, mostly at the state level. But because federal policies can have serious impact here, NRCM also works with Maine’s Congressional delegation on issues affecting our state.

Judy Berk has been with NRCM since 1991. Her past careers include environmental writer, co-founder of Maine’s Energy Extension Service, and Executive Director of the Maine Solar Energy Association. She is an avid organic gardener, and her Northport garden has been on display in the Garden Club’s Open Garden Days.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted the knowledge and love of gardening and civic beautification since 1929. They maintain 12 gardens around the city each year, host Open Garden Days garden tours during the summer, and support education through donations to the Belfast Free Library, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, and an annual education scholarship. Each meeting of the Belfast Garden Club is open to the public. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round.

For more information, visit belfastgardenclub.org or email belfastgardenclub@gmail.com or call Corliss Davis 207-930-3562