GELLERMAN: Mr. Salas, what was this place like when you were young?Click on this link to listen to (or read) the rest of the interview.
SALAS: Ah, it was beautiful. And that's why we – you know, Beach Road is our main road, our primary road when I was growing up. And when the fish would come into the lagoon, our blue water became really dark. And every islander that was passing by, whether driving, bicycling or walking, all they had to do was come up to the beach and they get a coffee can full of whatever fish was in the lagoon. But now you gotta go miles to fish. And we're hoping that President Bush takes the time to make a bold move to declare it a marine monument so that the people of the commonwealth can have a place where young people can remember, like I remember, thirty years ago, forty years ago, about the beauty of our lagoon on Beach Road.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Andrew Salas on NPR
Posted by Bucky Taotaotasi
Andrew Salas was in Washington, DC this week meeting with media about the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monument. The first story came out today. Living on Earth plays on NPR all over the United States and the world. Here is a snippet: