Community Events 2021

Green Ellsworth is celebrating Earth Day 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in an ongoing way; it's become critically important that we take advantage of the opportunities, masked and socially distanced or virtually, in order to maintain our sense of community and interconnectedness in a safe manner. Green Ellsworth Action Team members and community partners offer a number of upcoming events to continue celebrating the earth and our shared sense of wonder about its abundance, beauty, and this new spring growth after a long, isolated winter. Please see the Green Ellsworth calendar on the Home page for more events and opportunities. Everyone is invited!


Fairy House at Woodlawn Trails, March 2020

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.

I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.”

-Rachel Carson, Sense of Wonder

THE KICKOFF on April 21: The Future of Graham Lake

Join the Downeast Salmon Federation and Friends of Graham Lake for an update and conversation on the ongoing federal and state relicensing of the Union River dams and the future of Graham Lake.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021: 07:00 PM EST

Where: Virtual, on Zoom

Please register in advance for this meeting:

If you are unable to attend please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.


There are lots of events occurring on Saturday, April 24!

Please see the Green Ellsworth calendar on the Home page for more information about some of the opportunities you and your families have to participate in this year...

4th Annual Spring Roadside Clean-up - April 25 through May 2

Beginning on Sunday, April 25 and running through May 2, Green Action Team members have partnered with the City to host the fourth annual citywide roadside clean-up. Volunteers can pick up free yellow trashbags and sign-up for road segments at City Hall during regular business hours,beginning Monday, April 19. They can do the clean-up at their own convenience during the clean-up week, but they should wear boots, work gloves and bright clothing and leave filled trash bags on the road shoulder in safe, but visible locations. Redeemable bottles and cans should be sorted into separate bags, and they may be donated to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. The location and number of trash bags should be reported to Marcia Monk at 669-6619 to facilitate collection by Ellsworth Public Works.

To see last year's Earth Day page, click here...

Community Contributions-

Send us photos! We would love to update this section with your vision, no matter how big or small...

Spring on Lower Patten Pond where beavers may picnic without practicing social distancing!

It's a great day to be a duck in my neighborhood.

-Roz Rea, Ellsworth

Scenic evening cleanup on the Union River.

-Nicole Grohoski, Ellsworth

I love my mighty hemlock tree.

-Martha Dickinson, Ellsworth

A woods road at Bad Beaver Farm in Ellsworth last Fall.

- Carol Leonard, Ellsworth

To celebrate Earth Day/Month, Daniel, Thea and Robin (neighbors) got together with gloves, masks and grabbers. We walked along the Downeast Scenic Railway from Park St. to just behind Hammond Lumber. We picked up litter... lots of cigarette butts. Now that part of the railway really is more scenic. It was fun and we'll do it again.

-Robin Snyder-Drummond, Ellsworth