Beach Bugs!

We talked last week about meiofauna – those tiny creatures that live between grains of sand on the beach, and how they are essential to the cleanliness of our beach by aiding in the decay of organic matter and to the food chain, but what lives on the beach – aside...

Life In Our Beach Sand!

You wouldn’t think there would be any life in our desert like beach; sure there’s a lot of life on the beach – various kinds of shore birds; some evil biting beach fleas in the seaweed; people; loose dogs – but in the sand? How could anything live in the sand? But...

Cleaning our waters for a clean beach and safe swimming

Last week we began talking about the Ogunquit Coastal Community Grant that is bringing together all of the towns in the river watershed; let’s take a look at some of the other aspects of this grant. Part of this grant will expand the current septic and sewer system...

Another Grant to Ensure Clean Waters and a Clean Beach

You might be surprised that Ogunquit has another grant that will help us identify bacterial problems in the Ogunquit River watershed. This grant has actually been percolating for a number of months, and while it may be easy for any of us to confuse this grant with the...

Is Winter in Ogunquit for the Birds?

Those of you chasing golf balls in Florida in the warming sun or those of you basking on a beach down in the islands or in the Sunshine State, may not think that watching birds can be very interesting, especially when you’re working on your game or watching the...