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Environmental Award 2015Ogunquit Leads The Way Saving Our Sand Dunes

In The News

Down East Magazine has designated Ogunquit as Maine’s #1 Environmental Town. It has been six years since this honor has been awarded and the first to a town. Ogunquit is delighted to be selected for this recognition. 

The March, 2015 issue of Down East features the article, “The Talk of Maine - Down East Environmental Award: Ogunquit Leads the Way.” The article recounts the Ogunquit crusade for an ordinance prohibiting the use of pesticides town wide which was passed in November, 2014. 

Among other ongoing conservation work, the selection was based on Ogunquit becoming the first town in Maine to ban the use of pesticides on all public and private lands.

The full article is available from downeast.com