dune fencing 1Beach patrols will return again this year after a highly successful year last year, reminding beach goers our beach is a non-smoking, no alcohol beach and keeping people our of our fragile dunes.  For the first time in many years, our beach was so clean due to the beach patrols, that no end of the season beach clean up was necessary.

Thanks to our town manager, the public works, and our life guards protective dune fencing is nearly completed both on the beach side as well as on the river side of the dunes.  This fencing is a necessity to keep people off our fragile dunes. Climbing and sliding on our dunes destroys our dunes. They protect river wetlands and help feed our beach with sand.

Four Day Course Trains and Accredits Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs) University of Southern Maine, Portland August 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2016 8:00am – 5:00pm Early bird registration of $695 ends June 30 Register at organiclandcare.net or call 203-308-2584 NOFA Organic Land Care Program is pleased to announce its first Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care in Maine and offer early bird registration through June 30. Demand for organic land care professionals is increasing rapidly in Maine due to a growing concern over the hazards of synthetic pesticides and the adoption of ordinances banning or restricting the use of chemical pesticides on town, and sometimes private, land in twenty-seven towns including Ogunquit, Rockland and most recently, South Portland. Local professionals joining the roster of notable instructors include David Melevsky of Go Green Landscaping Inc. of Scarborough who will teach “Organic Tick Control” and Paula Kovecses of The Way It Grows in Eastport who will teach “Introduction to Permaculture.” Group discounts and payment plans are available. For more details including a course curriculum, and to register, contact the Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA) office at 203-308-2584 or visit www.organiclandcare.net.