It seems like the amount of trash is increasing once again at the Garapan tourist district after PDM Promoters, Inc. collected 1,180 lbs of garbage in the area on Monday, May 26.
The non-profit group’s coordinator, Sonia Siwa, said they did their cleanup on Memorial Day instead of their regular Saturday schedule.
“Instead of Saturday, we did our cleanup Monday and unfortunately the Saipan Awaodori kids were not able to join us because some of them have their school activities,” Siwa said.
Last Monday’s cleanup was spearheaded by volunteers from Kinpachi Restaurant.
Compared to April’s cleanup, which yielded 820 lbs of trash, they had more trash to pick up this time. Siwa said majority of the 1,180 lbs of trash the 13 Kinpachi volunteers collected were mostly dead leaves clogging drainages, cigarette butts, and other types of trash.
“As usual we did bush-cutting and trimming of the plants at the Paseo de Marianas,” Siwa said.
Trash collecting and trimming was done from Winchell’s Road toward the whole section of Coral Tree Avenue.
“We also cleaned out the bushes that is clogging the drainage roadside of American Memorial Park,” Siwa said.
She hopes that the Saipan Awaodori members will join them in their next regular monthly cleanup.
PDM Promoters is community group known for its cultural dance group, the Saipan Awaodori Team, and for keeping the Paseo de Marianas clean throughout the year.
The group’s monthly cleanups collect close to or more than 1,000 lbs of trash.