Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in partnership with the Island Beautification Task Force, have joined leaders throughout the region to host a Micronesia-Wide
Cleanup on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Earlier this year, while participating in the Micronesia Island Forum in Chuuk, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and heads of state from Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia agreed to tackle regional issues together. These issues include, but are not limited to, developing the cruise ship industry, coordination for disaster preparedness, combating invasive species, and addressing climate change. Leaders also committed to beautification efforts in their respective islands. This was the impetus for the first-ever Micronesia Wide-Cleanup scheduled for later this week.

Guam’s efforts will be focused at Tagachang Beach, Pagat Cave, Marbo Cave, and Tanguisson Beach from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. GovGuam employees who wish to participate will be allowed
administrative leave for the duration of the cleanup. Gloves and bags will be provided to volunteers.

A Micronesia-Wide Cleanup is the first of many events as we work to strengthen our regional network. All throughout Micronesia we are seeing first-hand the very real effects of climate change. We must communicate and collaborate to make the most impact,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

Trash and illegal dumping have become a common sight. We encourage all residents, most especially GovGuam workers, to help us start this positive movement towards a greener, cleaner Guam,” said Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio. “Together, we must do our part to fight climate change and protect our environment.”

For more information, call IBTF at 475-9383/4.

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