Thursday, October 26, 2006

MINA on 10/21

MINA's Wing Beach cleanup nets 140 lbs of trash

About 140 lbs of trash were collected by 36 members and volunteers of the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance at its recent Wing Beach cleanup. Saturday's cleanup is the first cleanup after MINA arranged for the provision of a trash receptacle and hauling services.

MHS's My Wave Club, Beautify CNMI! and a representative from Top Fashion were among the hardworking volunteers picking up trash and clearing weeds and bush along the access road. Most of the litter found were old trash hidden by the overgrown weeds and large bushes. Seven quarts of used motor oil was also found.

The Saturday cleanup is the fourth cleanup activity performed by MINA since it adopted Wing Beach.

MINA intends to do more than just pick up trash.

“We're committed to maintaining a clean and beautiful beach and hope other organizations that adopted spot on 10/20 will consider permanently adopting that spot,” said Reina Camacho. She added that adopting a beach means more than picking up trash. “It's a commitment to beautify our islands so that everyone-residents and visitors-can enjoy.”

MINA's mission is to protect and restore the full range of habitats that sustain the CNMI's natural biodiversity and natural heritage for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations. A board meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at the Aquarius Beach Tower P1-D at 5pm. The public is invited to attend. Meeting information and general information about Mariana Islands Nature Alliance is available at its website (PR)

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