Ogunquit’s Sarah Diment of the Beachmere Inn, and Mike and Helen Horn, former chairs of the Ogunquit Conservation Commission and the Ogunquit Marginal Way Committee respectively, were honored recently with the Ogunquit Conservation Commission’s 2016 Environmental Awards.

Sarah Diment, General Manager of the Beachmere Inn, and before her, her mother, Louesa Gillespie, have for many years worked to make both the Beachmere Inn’s interior cleaning products and lawn and garden care as free from harmful chemicals as possible, even before Ogunquit passed its landmark ordinance banning the use of chemical pesticides for lawn and garden use.


Mike Horn, a founding member of the Ogunquit Conservation Commission and former Chair, and his wife, Helen, former Chair of the Ogunquit Marginal Way Committee, have volunteered for many years to make Ogunquit a more beautiful place by the sea. Both retired this year from their committee chairmanships after many years of service to Ogunquit.

Marginal Way

This is the second year the Ogunquit Conservation Commission has honored Ogunquit business owners. Last year, Allyson Cavaretta, General Manager of the Meadowmere Resort was given our first Environmental Award for their environmental excellence.