Pacific Islands Club Saipan employees and E-Land Group management gathered for beach cleanup last June 9 at Pak Pak Beach, which is adjacent to the San Antonio resort.
A total of 34 employees picked up trash along the shore.
According to PIC Saipan general manager Gloria Cavanagh, the beach cleanup has been one of their regular community outreach activities for years.
“This month, we got together for the beach cleanup in line with CNMI Ocean Month initiative,” said Cavanagh. “Our employees are always enthusiastic about volunteering. We are proud that we can help prevent the debris flowing into our beloved ocean.”
PIC’s sister hotel, Kensington Hotel Saipan, also regularly holds beach cleanup, mostly at Pau Pau Beach, which is the beach near Kensington. In May, 18 employees of Kensington Hotel Saipan teamed up to tidy up the beach.
Pau Pau Beach Park is a site adopted by E-Land Group as a part of Public Private Partnership Program initiated by Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers.
“Marine ecosystem such as corals and fish, which make Saipan’s ocean so special, may get affected by the plastic and other non-degradable debris [in the area]. We do beach cleanups not only to help beautify the island, but also to remind ourselves of the importance of environmental stewardship,” said Brian Shin, chief executive office of Micronesia Resort Inc., E-Land’s local holding company. “When tourism resumes, we would like to present clean beaches to visitors from outside of the world so that they can appreciate the beauty of Saipan’s ocean.” (PR)