The #GUAM Island Pride beautification cleanup is being held today from 6 am to 10 am.
Volunteers are assigned to three key areas: Tumon Bay coastline to support the Department of Agriculture’s invasive algae cleanup, Tumon Bay roadside cleanup, and Hagåtña Bay roadside and beach cleanup.
The event welcomes participation from throughout the tourism industry, all sectors of business, nonprofit organizations, groups, and individuals.
Guam Visitors Bureau and the Island Beautification Task Force, led by Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio, joined forces to establish an event that would ignite island pride through the beautification of Guam and to prepare for the reopening of Guam’s tourism economy.
Former Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez, GVB President & CEO said: “This islandwide initiative is meant to create awareness and conversation about the current state of our Guam product and how it affects our quality of life and our tourism industry. We want this to be an inclusive and collaborative islandwide effort to beautify our home, promote island pride, and encourage our community to be directly involved in the success of Guam’s economic driver. It’ll be imperative that we confidently establish Guam as a clean and safe destination for visitors.”
This initial cleanup will help to determine a long-term maintenance solution for highway and islandwide beautification. GVB has identified major roadways and surrounding areas from around the island that will be cleaned.
“We have identified these key areas that would have the biggest impact on the overall cleanliness, appearance, and beautification around the island. We are astounded that groups and families have called GVB to adopt specific locations and areas that are outside of our initial plan. We welcome them and appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm to help clean up our island,” said former Gov. Gutierrez.