Guam’s Annual Coastal Cleanup

September 17, 2015 No Comments

The annual Guam International Coastal Cleanup is set for this Saturday, September 19. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., and continue till at least 10:30 a.m., according to event coordinator Brenda Atalig of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program. If you would like to contribute your time and efforts to
ensuring the cleanliness of our island see the locations below for your nearest clean up spot that you can help pick up trash and debris, as well as assist other volunteers in miscellaneous activities.

Locations are:

Adelup shoreline near the Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex.
Ga’an Point to Holy Cross Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Agat cemetery) shoreline.
Agat Mayor’s Office
Anao Conservation Reserve, Yigo
War In The Pacific National Park, Asan Beach Unit
Apurguan Beach (Dungca’s Beach)
Pago Bay Site II – South (Hensa Beach)
Inarajan Bay
Matapang Park, Naton Beach, Tumon
Sasahyan Springs (Marbo Cave), Mangilao
Taogam Conservation Reserve at University of Guam Marine Lab, Mangilao
Merizo Pier Park
Nomna Bay, Inarajan
Okkodo pipeline, Dededo
Francisco F. Perez Beach Park, Pago Bay
Paseo de Susana, Hagatña
Comissioner Pedro C. Santos Memorial Beach Park, Tepungan Bay, Piti
Tagå’chang Beach Park, Yona
Talofofo Bay Beach Park
Tanguisson Beach Park, Dededo
Tarague Beach Park, Yigo
Umatac Bay Park
Governor Joseph F. Flores Beach Park (Ypao Beach), Tumon
Asan Dive Site
Agat Cemetery Dive Site

Here are some pictures from previous cleanups (See Below).

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Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring a bucket or container for collecting trash in order to minimize use of trash bags, she said. Minors must participate under the supervision of accompanying adults. Also drinking water will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring reusable bottles to minimize use of disposable drinking cups.

This is a great opportunity for those who say we need to keep our island clean, yet have no means to do so on their own. Its a good cumulative effort that is mostly youth driven, but it would be nice to see more people of different age groups contribute their time for this event. Please help do your part in keeping our island clean by simple throwing your trash in the proper receptacles, and doing your best to not litter, or throw cigarette buds out your windows while driving. Each small change will equal to a bigger change for our island, so please once again do your part.

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