Nature hike offered in Merizo

06 September 2011

Guam Environmental Education Committee offers free nature hike at the Toguan River in Umatac and Merizo

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) as part of the Environmental Education Committee (EEC) is pleased to offer a free nature hike through the Toguan River.

The EEC Nature Hike includes guided tours from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Toguan river between Umatac and Merizo. The trail will be marked with banners and a greeter. All hikes are free and open to the public.

“This river is a great example of Guam’s unique freshwater ecosystems,” Guam EPA Administrator Ivan Quinata said. “Growing up in this part of the island, I used to hike this area and fish in the Toguan Bay area. Seeing the native trees, fish and other parts of the ecosystem is very special as many species living in Guam can’t be found anywhere else in the world. These are the ecosystems it is critical we protect from pollution, sedimentation and other threats.”

The hike is free and registration is not necessary.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring sturdy shoes, clothing that can get wet, a water bottle, bug repellant and a camera.

Tour guides include naturalists and biologists from the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program and other natural resource agencies.

For more information about this program or the EEC contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 475-1646, 988-7582 or via email. More information about is also available under the Education section.

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