Are you proud of our town? I am. Here’s why.

People come from all over the country and all over the world to walk our Marginal Way, enjoy our three mile beach, our shops and restaurants.

No wonder we are proud of our little town! Many travel sites have chosen Ogunquit as a small seaside treasure, and our little town of about 4 square miles and a population of around 1,000 has become used to the summer crowds and the fall foliage tour busses.

Ogunquit has been honored with a number of those travel picks, but we also have been honored for our environmental and conservation work.

In fact, Ogunquit has been honored by the state’s foremost magazine, DownEast, with their prestigious environmental award; by Beyond Pesticides with their Dragonfly Award for our organic ordinance and by the New England EPA for our Conservation Commission’s long time work over the years.

Yet two of these awards have been stored in the town manager’s office while our town went through a couple of temporary town managers, following the resignation of our former town manager.

Let’s place all of these awards where all can see them and realize that our town is one of the greenest in the state. What does that mean?

This means that the hotel and B&B lawns are safe for families to let their children play on and everyone else to relax upon, without worrying about the often lasting health problems caused by synthetic and chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

We are, in other words, not just one of the greenest towns, but also one of the safest towns.