The Rev. Priscilla Dreyman, pastor of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, is one of eight recepients to receive a 2021 eco-Excellence Award from ecomaine, the non-profit recycling and waste-to-energy organization.
The awards were presented on June 17 at ecomaine’s annual meeting at Portland’s Thompson’s Point.
Pastor Dreyman’s award recognized her dream to create an environmental ministry and Eco Team within the CEUMC congregation that would focus on recycling and establish a greater awareness of the wonders of nature in Robinson Woods in which the church is partially located.
Through Pastor Dreyman’s leadership, the Eco Team has been working on programs and presentations to help church members and the community better understand the issues of climate change and the issues it presents to present and future generations.
Over the next year the CEUMC Eco Team will be hosting a variety of nature walks and presentations led by environmental experts from around the state. These events will be open to the Cape and surrounding communities with dates being posted on this web site and the church’s Facebook page.
This year’s other eco-Excellence Award winners include Arnold Vickery, a waste and recycling collector with McCormick & Sons in Hollis; David Love and the Maine Beer Company in Freeport; Curtis Dimock and the staff of the Yarmouth Transfer Station; the Ecology School in Saco; Mary Verizon and the Casco Bay Clean-up Project in Portland; Kelly Merlin of the Gorham Public Works Department; and the Scarborough Land Trust.