Guam’s annual islandwide coastal cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 19


Guam Coastal Management Program’s annual Guam International Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19.

The International Coastal Cleanup was founded by the Ocean Conservancy in 1986 and, for the past 35 years, has inspired millions of volunteers and industry players all over the world to take action by removing and recording trash during the event.

Guam first joined in this worldwide effort on Oct. 14, 1995, with three sites — Ylig Bay, Agat shore and Dungca’s Beach — and only 450 volunteers. Guam is now participating in its 26th cleanup, an annual event that has grown tremendously since 1995, with over 29 sites and more than 5,000 volunteers collecting over 36,000 pounds of waste.

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