Free family hiking, snorkeling and river walks at Connect with your Environment on Aug. 30

20 August 2014

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) announced a free family and service learning activity being offered on Saturday, Aug. 30 by the Guam Nature Alliance.

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The event is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Piti. Activities include a river walk, free snorkeling tours and planting native trees. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend. Service learning hours will be available for middle and high school students.

“The Guam Nature Alliance is a great combination of government, private and nonprofit organizations working together to help our community learn about natural resources,” said Guam EPA public information officer Tammy Jo Anderson Taft. “This type of event is a great way to get in touch with nature.”

Participants should meet in Piti across the street from the church any time between 9 a.m. and noon. This is the park area to the north of the Guam General Services Administration and Jose Rios Middle School.

Activities include learning about how to monitor water quality in the Masso River. There will be a short segment about native trees and planting trees in the watershed. Free snorkeling activities will also be available including gear, guided tours with a marine biologist and a short safety briefing.

Groups, families or individuals who would like busing from their village should register online at epa.guam.gov or via email to TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov. Registration can also be completed over the phone by calling 300-4751/61 or 988-7582. Although registration is not required, it is encouraged.

The Guam Nature Alliance (GNA) is a working partnership between numerous government, private and public organizations that conducted environmental education events. GNA members include the Guam Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, University of Guam, Guam Community College, the Island Beautification Task Force, the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Naval Base Guam and the iRecycle program.