Jan. 27, 2017 (Hagåtña) — The Calvo-Tenorio Administration is asking the community to drive carefully tomorrow as volunteers will be picking up trash along roadsides and other areas.
“I want to thank everyone who has committed to working with us to keep our island clean,” Governor Calvo stated. “As our family and friends are out there picking up trash, I’d like to remind all drivers to drive with caution.”
Work will begin at 7 a.m.
Volunteers will be recording the type of trash they find, along with where they find it.
“We hope to address the larger issue of illegal dumping on our island and that tomorrow’s Islandwide Beautification Day will spread the word that it is not acceptable to dump trash on our roadsides, jungles, rivers, parks or beaches,” the Governor added. “We need to change this mindset; remind our community that it is our responsibility to take care of this island because it’s not just ours for now, it belongs to our children and future generations of Guamanians.”
GovGuam agencies are participating in this effort alongside their partners in the Judiciary and the Legislature.
We also are partnering with the Department of Education, which has added Islandwide Beautification Day as a Service Learning opportunity for students. Please note, that all minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
More information follows, but if you have any questions, call Roe Ann Cruz at 475-9383 or Oyaol Ngirairikl at 475-9379 or 483-2003.
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:
- If you have gloves and such, you are welcome to bring those, but we will have gloves and bags to pass out at each site.
- There will be two colored bags, one for regular trash and one for recyclable materials.
- We will have data cards, similar to those used for International Coastal Cleanup to build up the database of what is collected and where.
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear comfortable clothing, we advise long-sleeve shirts and pants, and closed-toe shoes.
WHERE TO GO: There are more than 40 locations where volunteers can choose to help. The meeting points are listed below and can also be found on an interactive map online at: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=453a526693ab43d6a0c98eb89cb8a777
Dededo Area 1: Micronesia Mall parking lot (at corner of Rt. 16/Rt. 1 Intersection)
Dededo Area 2: Crown Bakery building (at Rt. 1/Wusstig Rd. Intersection)
Dededo Area 3: NCS Winchell’s building
Yigo Area 1: Yigo Gym parking lot
Hagåtña Area 1: Paseo (big parking lot across field)
Hagåtña Area 2: Skinner Plaza
Hagan Area 3: Hagan Pool
Hagan Area 4: Adelup front lawn (breezeway)
Hagan Area 5: Ocean side pavilion parking lot
Tamuning Area 1: East Hagåtña pavilion parking lot
Tamuning Area 2: Tamuning Gym parking lot
Tamuning Area 3: Kmart parking lot (at Rt. 1 corner)
Tamuning Area 4: East West Business Center parking lot
Barrigada Area 1: Department of Revenue and Taxation parking lot
Barrigada Area 2: Mangilao Night Market
Mangilao Area 1: Department of Public Health parking lot
Mangilao Area 2: Back gate area of GW campus (at gate to UOG Field House)
OCP Area 1: Coastal Management building parking lot (across 76 gas station)
OCP Area 2: Sunshine Plaza parking lot
OCP Area 3: Island Fresh parking lot
Yona Area 1: Pago Bay bridge
Yona Area 2: St. Francis gym parking lot
Asan Area 1: Veterans Affairs Office parking lot
Piti Area 1: War in the Pacific Visitor Center parking lot
Piti Area 2: Asan Beach Park
Agat Area 1: Ceti Bay Overlook
Agat Area 2: Sella Bay Overlook
Agat Area 3: Lee Garden complex parking lot
Umatac Area 1, 2, & 3: Para I Lalahi Park
Merizo Area 1: Ija Farm Road
Merizo Area 2: Eugenio T. Tedpahogo St.
Merizo Area 3: Merizo Supermarket
Merizo Area 4: Merizo Pier Park (basketball court parking lot)
Inarajan Area 1: Malojloj Community Center
Inarajan Area 2: Papa Niyok store
Talofofo Area 1: First Beach
Talofofo Area 2: Talofofo Bay
Talofofo Area 3: Dandan Rd. (entrance to Talofofo Falls)