As we prepare at the Meadowmere to celebrate World Ocean Weekend in Ogunquit at our hotel, we can’t help but think of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. We know how important Ogunquit Beach is to us and how much our waters here in Southern Maine impact many, many lives. From family vacations to local surf spots to lobstering, the ocean is important. We can only imagine how devastated communities, businesses, wildlife and families must be.
How can we do something? It does seem so very helpless – we can’t return the fish to the sea, we have no idea how boom works and we certainly do not know how to plug what seems like an endless flow of oil from the bottom of the sea. But we can help make a difference by sending something needed to the cause. And the countless images of oil covered birds and wildlife got us thinking – let’s put this year’s World Ocean Pub Party to use.
Join us in the West Meadow Pub at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit. Join us for a moment, join us for the evening. And bring whatever size bottle of Original (Blue) Dawn Soap that you can. We’re going to ship it to the Gulf Coast. All of it. Whatever we can collect. Every ounce will go the National Audubon Society. It may not be the solution, but it is help. And sometimes that brings hope.
Yes, we will show you our solar panels, ozone laundry or any other part of our green hotel program. But what we really want this year for World Ocean Weekend is to help the Gulf Coast. Even if you just stop in to drop off a bottle, we thank you.