GCEA thanks sports federations for clearing trails

Posted on Nov 01 2021

Around 40 Triathlon Association of the CNMI and the NMI Cycling Federation members took part in a bush-cutting and trail-clearing activity in Banzai Cliff, Sta. Claus, and Auto Bahn trails last Oct. 17. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers saluted the Triathlon Association of CNMI and the NMI Cycling Federation for bush-cutting and clearing the North Trails in Marpi last Oct. 17.

“The TRAC/NMICF spent their Sunday morning on Oct.17 clearing the North Trails in Marpi. These hike and bike trails are popular amongst resident mountain bikers and hikers, and are visited by our outdoor-loving tourists. The GCEA thanks the TRAC and NMICF for their arduous work to maintain these trails. Their work helps promote healthy activities for residents and visitors and perpetuates the love of hiking and biking in The Marianas!” said the GCEA in a statement.

TRAC general secretary Ricky Castro said around 40 TRAC and NMICF members took part in the bush-cutting and trail-clearing activity. The area that were cleared encompassed usual mountain bike and jungle trek routes like Banzai Cliff, Sta. Claus, and Auto Bahn trails.

Castro said TRAC and NMICF have been clearing the North Trails in Marpi for several years now and is actually part of its public service.

“It’s just a part of TRAC/NMICF community service as sports federations related to these activities so that the public have other places to enjoy the outdoors either by walking/jogging or mountain bike riding,” he said.

GCEA recently celebrated the first anniversary of the success of its Public Private Partnership, in which PPP partners have committed to transforming public facilities, parks, and tourism sites. Last week, GCEA launched a new initiative, the Marianas Village Pride Campaign or MVP, to improve life in the Marianas by inspiring students and residents to show pride in where they live by taking part in fun beautification activities.

The multi-faceted community-building campaign offers educational, artistic, and beautification activities for students and invites groups and organizations to join Marianas-wide beautification efforts.

GCEA will collaborate closely with the mayors of Saipan, Rota, and Tinian, and the Public School System to promote the campaign in all schools and villages.

Mark Rabago | Associate Editor
Mark Rabago is the Associate Editor of Saipan Tribune. Contact him at Mark_Rabago@saipantribune.com
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