On Saturday, there will be a group dive at Laulau Beach with Marianas Dive. This dive is at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, but inexperienced divers should not expect to have a diver master watching them if they choose to participate. Laulau is safe, but there is always a risk when diving. Should you participate, you take that risk on yourself.
There will be a postdive BBQ and party at Porkys Beach Bar in Garapan at 5:30 PM. Food is $12 for Members and $15 for Non members. There will be drink specials for members and partial proceeds will go to support Marianas Dive activities.
Also on Saturday, I will lead a group of Northern Marianas College students on a tour of the Laulau Revegetation Project at 3 PM. Anyone is welcome to tag along while I talk on and on and on...and on and on about watershed science and about how what we do on the land can affect our marine environment. The trail is steep at times, so you should be in good health. Long sleeve shirts, pants, a hat, and hiking boots are recommended. I will have gloves available. Bring your own water and snacks. If you bring beef jerkey, I want some. The hike will last about 2 hours. We'll meet at the Santa Soledad Church in Kagman at 3 PM on Saturday, then hike to the reveg site from there.
Then on Sunday we are canceling the cleanup of Isa Drive and instead we are going to have an all day cleanup of the lighthouse. I have most of the tools, but we could use more bushcutters (and gas), brooms, face masks, and ladders. I can not pickup any of the tools, so please just bring them to the event or drop them off at Dr. David Khorram's house ahead of time. We are going to get an early start. We'll meet at the lighthouse at 7 AM.
We are going to be there all day, so we are going to have a potluck BBQ around lunch time. I will provide ice and charcoal. Even if you can't make it, we'd be more than happy to accept donations of food, water, or other drinks. Anybody have a grill? Again, I can't pick it up, please just bring it or drop it off at Dr. David Khorram's house ahead of time.
I have a surprise for everyone who shows up to the lighthouse cleanup. I'm not going to tell you what it is until everyone gets there.