Friday, November 10, 2006

MINA (Mariana Islands Nature Alliance)

Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) is a proud partner of Beautify CNMI! As one of their projects, on the third Saturday of every month the members clean up Wing Beach. They also PAY for weekly trash collection. Their efforts have resulted in a drastic drop in the amount of trash on the beach. With the exception of the beaches fronting the hotels, Wing Beach is now the cleanest beach on Saipan, thanks to the scores of volunteers donating just a few hours a month and a small donation to pay for a year's worth of trash pickup.

MINA intends to extend this project to two more beaches in the near future. They also have several other projects, such as the turtle nesting site improvements at Obyan Beach and creating and maintaining an environmental hotline for the CNMI.

These projects need funding and MINA has effectively demonstrated that they can make a few dollars go a very long way. It only costs MINA a few hundred dollars to maintain Wing Beach for a year.

Please support MINA by purchasing a ticket to their fundraiser taking place this Friday (see message below). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting any board member or emailing

If you would like to purchase tickets online, you can donate to MINA through the Beautify CNMI! website, just click on the MAKE A DONATION button.

When you purchase a ticket (or several!), I will forward your name to MINA to have you included on the guest list. All proceeds will go towards MINA's environmental programs.

Even if you can't make it on Friday, please consider purchasing a few tickets. Like I said, MINA will put your money to good use.

See below for details:

Join MINA this Friday at Aqua Resort for an evening of multimedia celebrating the beauty and diversity of our island environment.

Appetizers • Prizes • Multimedia Show

$10 per person, all funds to support
MINA’s Environmental Programs.

Friday, November 10, 2006
Aqua Resort Club
Doors open at 5:30PM

For more information and tickets please email

Visit us on the web at

1 comment:

reina camacho said...

Awesome promotion! Thanks for posting the MINA FUNdraising event for friday.