October 31, 2017 Hagåtña, GU – Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio and the Islandwide Beautification Task Force (IBTF) kicked off a new project earlier this year called the IBTF Scenic Route. This new project is a collaborative effort between the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, the Guam Visitor’s Bureau (GVB), the Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Public Works (DPW), Pepsi General Manager Jon Denight, and other partners and community stakeholders. The project is aimed at revealing Guam’s hidden breathtaking views and spectacular vistas that are currently covered by vegetation and brush.
A dedicated work force from DOC and the Umatac Mayor’s Office trimmed overgrown vegetation in Umatac earlier this month. About a thousand feet of unobstructed mountain and valley views were opened up along Route 2 right next to the Southern Mountains Overlook Park. The panoramic views change your entire experience as you drive down the southern end of the island. Lieutenant Governor Tenorio unveiled new IBTF Scenic Route signs at the site this morning with DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, Umatac Mayor Johnny Quinata, and his IBTF team along with the DOC Halfway House Resident team.
“I want to thank the Department of Corrections, the Umatac Mayor’s Office, and my staff for their work on this important project,” said Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio. “On an island where we are used to seeing endless ocean views, this site shows the beauty of our mountains and valleys.”
DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar said, “DOC is proud to partner with Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio and the Islandwide Beautification Task Force on this effort. We applaud the work of our halfway house residents as they give back to the community.”
The IBTF, DOC, and the Piti Mayor’s Office are working on unveiling another Nimitz Hill site in the coming month. The newly cleared site offers amazing views of the port as you drive down Route 6 towards the Veterans Cemetery.
If you wish to contribute to this program, please contact Roe-Ann Cruz at 482-2306.
For more information, please contact us at 475-9383, lt.ibtf@guam.gov, facebook.com/guamibtf, or www.guamibtf.com. “It Starts With Us! It Starts With Me!”

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