The public is always encouraged to attend the Camden Garden Club’s general meetings to learn all sorts of things. This month, on Thursday, August 23rd, at the Congregational Church, on Elm Street, in Camden, the speaker will be the Programs Coordinator for the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands, Stephanie Martin.
Join us for a lively presentation and discussion. Stephanie will give an overview of our coastal Refuge, touching on the history of establishment, types of habitat and wildlife, the Refuge’s seabird management programs, and recent research efforts to document seabird foraging areas in the Gulf of Maine, as well as the use of the islands by bats and migrating songbirds.
Additionally, Stephanie will discuss how the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands works to support the work of the Refuge and will give a brief update on the new visitor’s center that has opened in Rockland.
The Camden Garden Club provides the Camden community with those hanging red geranium baskets on the lampposts in summer and lighted wreaths at Christmas, as well as flowers in the traffic islands, at the Chamber of Commerce building, at the Arch and on the bridge. The members maintain the Village Green and the Children’s Amphitheater (contributed in 2009), provide scholarships to local college students, and frequently take on special projects. Currently at about 150 members, there is always room for more.
The business meeting is at 9:00am. Refreshments are at 9:45. Our speaker begins her presentation at 10:00. The public is welcome to attend the entire morning or any part.