Guam International Coastal Cleanup postponed to Sept. 28

20 September 2013

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is advising the public that the International Coastal Cleanup has been postponed to ensure the safety of all participants. Guam’s Coastal Cleanup is coordinated by the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program.

The International Coastal Cleanup has been rescheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 19 sites across the island. The cleanup is being postponed due to the ongoing high surf advisory and inclement weather. Guam EPA encourages all residents to stay away from shoreline areas during high surf advisories.

Volunteers are needed next weekend at the following locations: Marbo Cave, Tanguisson Beach, Fahma ValleyTagachang Beach, Oka Point, UOG Marine Lab, Umatac Bay, Merizo Bay, Inarajan Bay, Ipan Beach Park, Pago Bay, Talofofo Bay/Surfside, Agat Beach, Piti Shore, Asan Shore, Paseo de Susana, Dungca’s Beach.

Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle and gloves if possible. Bags and gloves will be provided at each site. Participants will get a free t-shirt while supplies last and free entrance to Fisheye Marine Park from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. UnderWater World and Sea Grill restaurant are also offering specials for participants.

“Coastal Cleanup is a great way for our entire island to spend some time protecting the ocean,” said Guam EPA Administrator Eric M. Palacios. “Picking up trash that would eventually wash into the ocean is an important part of being a coastal community. If we all work together we can stop marine debris before it starts.”

For more information about Coastal Cleanup, call the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program at 475-9668 or by emailing Tom.Quinata@bsp.guam.gov.

Volunteers can join the Facebook event at Facebook. For more information about Guam EPA’s involvement in Coastal Cleanup call Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 300-4761 or email at TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov.