On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room will host a presentation by Judy Berk, longtime communications director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine: “Protecting Maine’s Environment Is Not a Spectator Sport.”

In Berk’s words, “The Legislature only works to protect Maine’s environment if you do.” As Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world.”

Berk will describe some of the major environmental priorities and challenges facing Maine lawmakers right now. Included will be measures to boost energy efficiency and fish restoration efforts, cutting water and air pollution and how citizens can get involved to make a difference. The presentation will also feature a screening of “Protecting the Nature of Maine,” a new documentary film produced by Berk, that features some of Maine’s most important environmental victories and the people who helped to make them possible.

The film features stunning footage — from Mt. Katahdin to Acadia National Park and beyond — and dozens of interviews with citizens across the state. For a sneak preview, see the trailer at nrcm.org/NRCMfilm.asp.

The half-hour documentary film was produced entirely in Maine by Maine filmmakers: director Richard Kane (Maine Masters) and scriptwriter Veronica Young (NOVA, National Geographic Channel), with scenic cinematography by Jeff Dobbs, and an original score by Grammy award winner Paul Sullivan.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Berk at 430-0103 or nrcm.org, or call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.