Hundreds of volunteers from Guam, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia are expected to perform cleanups on their respective islands simultaneously today, Friday, Sept. 13.
The project is a result of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero’s recent participation in the Micronesia Island Forum held in Chuuk.
During the forum, the leaders agreed to address regional issues together, including island beautification and climate change.
And the first joint initiative is today’s cleanup.
In line with this regional initiative, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio also affirmed their commitment to a one Micronesia stance by proclaiming September 13, 2019, as Micronesia Cleanup Day.
The proclamation was signed in advance of the Micronesia-Wide Cleanup.
Here on Guam, residents are focusing their efforts at Tagachang Beach, Pagat Cave, Marbo Cave, and Tanguisson Beach.
The cleanup is scheduled this afternoon 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.
Interested volunteers can call the Island Beautification Task Force at 475-9383/4 or visit their Facebook or Instagram.