Sand dunes and a profile of our healthy beach

Take a look at his beach diagram of beaches typically found together with sand dunes just like on our Ogunquit Beach. Not all beaches are like this, of course, look at York Beach or Wells Beach. You can see from the diagram, the levels of high and low tide and the wet...

How is a Beach Built Up?

How is a beach built up? Of course we know that the Ogunquit River helps feed the sand off shore as the tide goes out.  With the sand offshore, what happens next? This diagram shows how the sand moves in the water, on the beach and behind the beach.  Large waves...

Our honored guests!

I have heard a lot of talk recently from town people here who seem to know nothing about piping plovers, one of our endangered guests of our beach habitat for a few months. These little birds are endangered mainly I would guess because they nest right on the beach;...

Drainage problems? Try a BMP!

If you are having drainage problems where you live, then you might want to consider putting in a rain garden or another one of a number of what are called best management practices or as they are know around landscapers, BMPs. These BMPs come in a variety of guises,...