Awaodori members collect over 550 lbs of trash

A total of 26 members of the Saipan Awaodori team, along with eight Kinpachi Restaurant staff, picked up trash at the Paseo de Marianas area. (Contributed Photo)

Members of the Saipan Awaodori collected over 550 lbs of trash during their monthly cleanup of Garapan last Saturday morning.

The cleanup, according to PDM Promoters Inc. coordinator Sonia Siwa, collected 580 lbs of trash from the Paseo de Marianas area in just two hours.

A total of 26 members of the Saipan Awaodori team, along with eight Kinpachi Restaurant staff, picked up trash at the Paseo de Marianas area, and along alleys between Coral Tree Avenue, Beach Road, and American Memorial Park.

According to Siwa, the cleanup last Saturday would be the last for the year. Their group has been conducting cleanups every month. The group also joined the International Coastal Cleanup, along with several other business entities all across the CNMI, last Sept. 15, 2018.

“We appreciate the help and monetary support of our two major sponsors: T-Galleria Saipan and the TSL Foundation, as well as [the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality] and the Department of Public Works Division of Solid Waste Management for waiving the fee for trash disposal,” she said.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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