The annual International Coastal Cleanup is fast approaching and I wanted to personally ask my blog readers (both of you) to sign up. The model for this year's cleanup is very similar to the island wide cleanups that Beautify CNMI has helped to coordinate and promote since 2006. We ask you to pick your favorite spot on the island, grab a garbage bag, a rake and a few friends, and spend an hour or two making the island a better place to live.
This year's island wide cleanup is Friday, September 16 and Saturday September 17 from 8 AM to 12 PM.
Most people adopt a beach, but you can also adopt a road, a park, a church, or even the area in front of your house if you want. All we ask is that you sign up with our organizers so that we can make sure you have supplies you need and to see if you need any help getting your waste to the landfill or the transfer station.
This year's coordinator is Guy Macaranas at Coastal Resources Management Office. To sign up for the event or to adopt a spot, please fill out this form and fax it to (670) 664-8315 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you can also call Guy at (670) 664-8305.
Guy is also the person who rescued my dog Oreo when I lost him for three days in 2008. That has nothing to do with the International Coastal Cleanup, but it is worth knowing.
I hope that you can participate.