November 16, 2017
Hagåtña, GU – Clear skies were ideal for unveiling our new Islandwide Beautification Task Force Scenic Route site on the Piti side of Nimitz Hill this morning. Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio, Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Tony Lamorena, and Piti Mayor Jesse Alig, along with members of the Piti Mayor’s staff and members of their Municipal Planning Council gathered to admire the view and commend the hard work of the DOC Halfway House Residents.
This project kicked off in January of this year at our first site on the Asan-Maina side of Nimitz Hill. Our goal is to reveal hidden views and spectacular vistas around the island that are currently covered by overgrown vegetation and brush. This new project is a collaborative effort between the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Department of Corrections, Department of Public Works, Guam Visitors Bureau, Department of Agriculture, Pepsi General Manager Jon Denight, and our island’s Mayors.
The dedicated work force from DOC trimmed overgrown vegetation in Piti earlier this month. About a thousand feet of unobstructed mountain and ocean views were opened up along Route 6 just down the hill from the K Stereo stations. The newly cleared site offers panoramic views of the port as you drive down Route 6 towards the Veterans Cemetery.
“Hearing the positive reactions of Piti residents is what this is all about,” said Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio. “It has been years since locals have been able to appreciate this stunning view and I thank the hardworking team at DOC and Piti Mayor’s Office for such a great job.”
DOC Director Alberto Lamorena said, “DOC will always be a partner in raising awareness on the importance of caring for our island and the volunteers from the Halfway House take a lot of pride in their work.”
“Our Halfway House residents give back to the community and help create something beautiful which can be enjoyed for years to come,” said DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at this unveiling and our project contributors Derrick Muna Quinata, President of Guam Auto Spot and The Works! Foundation.
For any questions or to contribute to this project please call Roe-Ann Cruz at 482-2306 / 475-9383 or email
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