- Posted September 29, 2013 by
Kids keep beaches clean in record numbers on Guam
Students and kids of all ages living on the island of Guam came out in record numbers this past weekend to clean Guam’s 110 miles of coast land. On Saturday, September 28, the Tanguisson Beach cleanup site had so many volunteers show up to lend a hand, people waited in line to make sure they did their part in keeping Guam's beaches clean. Part of the annual Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, Guam’s Coastal Management Agency organizes the event each year on multiple beach sites around the island. At Tanguisson, ROTC students from nearby JFK High School came out to show their support for the effort as part of their training. Students like the marine biology class from Okkodo High-School participated with enthusiasm as they collected items ranging from glass bottles and aluminum cans to light bulbs.
The island of Guam, a U.S. territory located in the Western Pacific Ocean, is steadily seeing more and more international visitors. In addition to the increasing presence from all service branches of the U.S. military, Russian tourism is also expected to rise on the island with two new charter flights available in the fall and the VISA waiver program allowing Russian tourists to visit for up to 45 days. Keeping Guam's beaches clean is a task these kids do not take lightly and it is part of the committment they feel to the community.