We Are Guahan to Host Pagat Area Cleanup on Sunday


Guam – We Are Guahan is hosting a clean up in the Pagat area this weekend.

The cleanup along the Back Road (Route 15) and the trail to Pagat will also track the fence line for the Department of Defense’s Proposed Firing Range in the Military Buildup.  Pagat is one of four recorded latte villages on the northeastern coast of Guam according to Guampedia.com.  The site is on the 2010 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

DOD plans to acquire 1,090 acres of the Pagat area for the construction of the Firing Range according to the Final Environmental Impact Statement.  We Are Guahan, a group concerned about the impact of the Buildup on cultural resources like Pagat, compares the land size to the villages of Hagatna and Sinajana combined.  

The cleanup will begin at 7am Sunday August 22nd and is expected to be completed by 9am.  Parking will be available at the Guam International Raceway Park.  We Are Guahan will provide garbage bags, gloves and water.

We Are Guahan will have a comment station set up at the event to allow participants to comment on the Final EIS.