Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DEQ Monthly Cleanup Brigade - International Coastal Cleanup

The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Cleanup Brigade will deviate from its regular first Saturday of the monthly beach cleanup brigade in order to join the Coastal Resource Management’s (CRM) celebration of the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) which is scheduled for Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st on Saipan. Rota will be participating on September 20th and Tinian will be hosting theirs on September 18th.

DEQ encourages all regular volunteer individuals or groups to sign up and take part in this very good deed. If you would like to volunteer your time to clean and beautify our island by participating in the ICC, please contact a CRM ICC coordinator to sign up.

Saipan Coordinator: Nicole Schafer, 664-8312
Rota Coordinator: Bill Pendergrass, 532-0466
Tinian Coordinator: Edwin Hofschneider, 433-0494

Last month’s Aquarius Beach Cleanup was successful with 27 volunteers participating. Thanks to, NMC, WSR, KHS, HJHS, SSHS, Zoning, KKMP, and other volunteers about 300 pounds of trash was removed from the beach and properly disposed of.

The DEQ is looking forward to a repeat success, so join DEQ’s monthly cleanup brigade and “Pick It Up!” Let us work together for the health of our coral reefs and cleanliness of our beaches for everyone to enjoy.

For more information about volunteering, please contact the DEQ office at 664-8500/1.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

International Coastal Cleanup 9/20 and 9/21

It is time for us to once again join the global community and raise awareness about our coastlines through the International Coastal Cleanup. Last year the CNMI had 2,035 participants pick up 10,915 pounds of trash at the International Coastal Cleanup event. This year we are aiming to increase the number of participants and hopefully decrease the amount of trash. Cleanups raise awareness and knowledge about the issues that face not only our oceans, but also our land. Trash endangers the health of humans, wildlife, and coastal economies. Now is the time to come together and work with the community to preserve and protect the land and the sea, even if it is only for one day. We would love to have you join the ICC team.

Saipan ICC will take place Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. If you are interested in joining this event please find attached the sign up sheet and if you require further information contact Saipan Coordinator: Nicole Schafer, 664-8312.

Kind Regards,
Nicole Schafer
ICC Saipan Coordinator

Coastal Resources Management