Marsha Lyons lives in Mount Desert, Maine. A retired music teacher, she is active with several area choral groups and the Hancock County Quilters
My 2015—16 projects are twofold: to reduce the amount of cans and bottles littering Acadia’s roadsides, and to create a fabric quilt which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park!
Inspired by the Friends of Acadia roadside cleanup last March, I resolved to continue picking up glass & plastic bottles and aluminum cans. This win-win project will reduce the amount of unsightly litter along our highways, put materials back into cycle, and (redeemables) generate monies to benefit the Friends of Acadia. My goal is to collect $50 worth of redeemables (1,000 cans & bottles). To date, I have collected over $35 worth! If you spot my blue Subaru parked along the side of the road (hazard lights flashing for safety, of course), give me a friendly toot in support—it’s getting cold out there!
Another project I am working on is to create a lap-size centennial quilt for the Friends of Acadia Gala auction next August. The quilt’s fabrics represent many of the natural things we love about Acadia.