Thanks to a generous donation of pavers from a Crofton resident, we have been able to shore up the open end of the garden and provide a barrier so that the mowing crews will know where the plantings are. Attached is a photo of the pavers Debbie, Robin, and Anna installed with a little help from Debbie and Anna's husbands.
Work has been progressing on the Blue Star Memorial garden and it is starting to look as good, or better, than it did when it was dedicated. Click on the attachment below for a photo taken at the dedication, one when we started, and a master plan that was developed by the State Highway Department. Thanks to all that are helping.
Following our lead, several clubs in District II have begun having their members' gardens Bay Wise certified. We can boast that we are the only club with 100% member participation following Melissa's certification today, October 24, 2012!
Our Bay Wise project received a NATIONAL conservation award!
In case you missed it, our club shared the spotlight with Naval Academy Garden Club in winning the District II Environmental contest. Since both clubs did an outstanding job, the prize money was divided with each club winning $125.
In addition to winning prize-money, we are all winners by using bay-wise gardening practices to Save the Bay.
BAY WISE PROGRESS
Christine led a workshop on how to have our properties Bay Wise certified and several members have started the process and are on their way to becoming certified. The following members have received certification:
2007 - Christine Scee
June 3, 2010--Robin Gill
June 10, 2010--Debbie Werre
June 17, 2010--Mary Jo Robey
June 21, 2010--Brenda Darr
July 7, 2010--Mary Jean McCracken
July 10, 2010--Stephanie Billon-Wolfe
July 12, 2010--Margo Harvey
July 13, 2010--Anna O'Kelly
July 15, 2010--Kay Osburnsen
July 19, 2010--Melanie Merkle
July 22, 2010--Ellen Pearson
July 22, 2010--Mandy McNeely
July 28, 2010--Pat Steelman
July 30, 2010--Theresa Lawrence
July 30, 2010--Marie Brigham
August 3, 2010--Sandy Burch
August 3, 2010--Sylvia Deck
August 5, 2010--Coco Kennedy
August 11, 2010--Donna Buchman
August 16, 2010--Vickie Newberry
August 28, 2010--Lisa Marcus
August 2011--Sally Kemp
October 2012--Melissa Peirce