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Governor Eddie Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio encourage the community to participate in the upcoming 23rd Guam International Coastal Cleanup. (The press release is attached and pasted below for your convenience)
Governor Calvo: We recently cleaned up an illegal dump site in Dededo that included containers of chemicals, tires, old furniture, household trash, white goods, used electronics and other things. We must continue this work around our island because trash that is not disposed of properly can also potentially smother our reefs, which are an important part of our culture, economy and ecosystem.
Lt. Governor Tenorio: We thank all those who participate regularly throughout the year, in projects like the annual Coastal Cleanup, to help beautify our island and protect our land and marine environment. We are stewards of the earth and must protect our natural resources for future generations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2017
Contact: Marilyn Guerrero, Coastal Cleanup Coordinator, (671) 475-9647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
23rd Guam International Coastal Cleanup
The Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program (BSP, GCMP) in coordination with the Coastal Cleanup Committee and the Ocean Conservancy is pleased to announce the upcoming 23rd Annual Guam International Coastal Cleanup (GICC) 2017 scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017.
This is Guam’s largest volunteer cleanup event. Last year, a record number of 4,869 participants came out in support of beautifying the island to protect Guam’s coastal environment and natural resources. Volunteers collected 20,038 pounds of waste.
“This event is significant to our island and the rest of the world. It is reported that trash entering the oceans have been dramatically increasing each year. Guam joins over 91 countries worldwide to prevent trash from entering our oceans and we would like to invite the whole community to come out and help,” said BSP Acting Director Carl V. Dominguez.
The annual event will begin at 7 a.m. at the following locations (listed below by region):
1. Tarague Beach, Yigo
2. Ukudo Pipeline, Dededo (before Ukudo High School)
3. Ukudo South Street, Dededo (Behind Dededo Flea Market & Hal’s Angels Football Field), Dededo
4. Tanguisson Beach Park, Dededo
5. Gun Beach, Tumon
6. Paseo de Susana, Hagatna (Northside Parking Lot)
7. Adelup Shore (Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex Adelup)
8. Asan Shore
9. War in the Pacific, Asan
10. Dive Site: Asan Cut
11. Piti Santos Memorial Park / Tepungan Bay
12. Eagle’s Field, Mangilao
13. Marbo Cave (Sasahyan Springs), Mangilao
14. 1000 Steps, Mangilao
15. Marine Lab, UOG Mangilao
16. Hensa Beach, Pago Bay
17. Franciso Perez Beach, Pago Bay
18. Tagachang Beach, Yona
19. Togcha / Ylig Point, Yona
20. Ipan & Talofofo Bay
21. Agat Shore & Agat Cemetery
22. Inarajan Bay
23. Fouha Bay, Umatac
24. Merizo Shore (Merizo Pier)
Find cleanup locations online
Visit bsp.guam.gov to view the 2017 Guam International Coastal Cleanup Map Viewer for map locations and site leader information.
Volunteers will be given a free T-shirt while supplies last. Volunteers also may enjoy a discounted lunch for $6.00 at Sea Grill from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or $5.00 admission to the Underwater World from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Conditions may apply and are subject to change.
The cleanup is sponsored by BSP’s dedicated partners: Islandwide Beautification Task Force, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Underwater World, Sea Grill Restaurant, Guam Nature Alliance, Coast 360, Guam Waterworks Authority, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, University of Guam, UOG Center of Island Sustainability, UOG Marine Laboratory, UOG EPSCor, UOG Sea Grant, Guam Southern Soil, Electric Island Festival, Apl-Guam, IP&E, Foody’s, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Guam Association of Realtors, Guam Community College, Eco-Warriors, Okkodo High School, George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Marine Mania, Irecycle Program, Association of Government Accountants, Guam Solid Waste Authority, Hagens Inc., Pacific Pest Control, Pacific Solar & Photovoltaic Inc., Pyramid Recycle, Guahan Waste Control Inc. dba Mr. Rubbishman, Lagu Sanitation, Trashco. Morrico Equipment, Payless Supermarket, TriStar, the Rosario Family, Isa Guam, USO Guam, MDA, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Santa Barbara Catholic School, and the Mayors Council of Guam.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Marilyn Guerrero at 475-9647 or by email at email@example.com, or Ms. Esther Taitague at 475-9671 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, please contact Acting Director Carl V. Dominguez at 475-9661 or by email at email@example.com.
2017 GICC PRESS Release FNL
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