Ogunquit Conservation                 

      Commission

Down East Magazine has designated Ogunquit as Maine’s #1 Environmental Town. It has been six years since this honor has been awarded by Down East. 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.


To learn more about the Ogunquit project, just follow these links.


       Pesticide Ordinance


     Pesticide Ordinance Overview


            Pesticide FAQs    


           Pesticide Fact Sheet


      Six Steps to Organic Gardening




 
 

Our goals and responsibilities are to protect and maintain Ogunquit’s natural resources, to conserve natural habitat, to procure and develop open spaces, parks and trails, to establish public access conservation easements through land trusts or town owned properties.


We also recommend to Municipal Officers a program for the better protection or use of open land, wetlands and waterways, which may include acquisition by conservation easements. We continue our ongoing program of solicitation in order to fund the purchase, or donation, of open spaces.




PROTECT

  1. Bullet The Ogunquit river and tidal estuary

  2. Bullet The Josias river

  3. Bullet Perkins Cove

  4. Bullet Ogunquit Beach and dunes





PRESERVE

  1. Bullet Open land

  2. Bullet Wetlands

  3. Bullet Natural habitats

  4. Bullet Wildlife refuge






PROVIDE

  1. Bullet Conservation land

  2. Bullet Public trails and easements

  3. Bullet Shore and waterfront public access

  4. Bullet Mapping and index of green space




      P.O. Box 31,   Ogunquit, ME 03907         ı        ogconcom@yahoo.com

 

Welcome to the Ogunquit Conservation Commission

Read a statement about Ogunquit’s efforts to save our dunes! This article was submitted to the local media and is very informative. Dunes

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