BECQ sets monthly cleanup


The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality’s Cleanup Brigade will be picking up trash at Laulau Beach on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 8 am.

To volunteer, meet the BECQ representatives on Saturday at the Laulau Beach entrance at 8am. Volunteers will split into groups and clean until 10am and break for drinks and then continue, if needed.

This month, outstanding brigade volunteers who participated in at least 10 monthly cleanups will receive a brigade cap and those who participated in at least three cleanups will receive a brigade T-shirt.

Rota reported collecting a total of over 460 lbs of trash and having 115 volunteers at the just concluded Islandwide Cleanup.

Tinian reported an estimated total of about 320 lbs of trash and over 50 volunteers.

Saipan had the largest, with a total of about 450 volunteers and a total of 4,560 lbs of trash collected.

In all, about 5,340 lbs of trash were removed and disposed of.

For more information about volunteering, contact the BECQ office at 664-8500/1. (BECQ)

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