The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Guam Department of Agriculture, Yona Mayor’s Office and Faith Presbyterian and Christian Reformed Church partnered to host a beach improvement and tree planting day with visiting marines from various ships.
More than 30 marines assisted with the effort to clear overgrowth, plant native trees and repaint shelters at Tagachang Beach in Yona on Friday, Sept. 28. In total more than 120 man hours were spent improving the beach park.
The service members learned about native trees including kafu and the endemic flower guasali. The Mayor of Yona coordinated a luncheon to thank the Marines for their efforts and introduce them to local foods.