In preparation for Christmas and New Year’s, the Japan Saipan Travel Association and its tourism partners conducted a cleanup of the main tourist district of Garapan on Dec. 20, 2014.
Seventy-three volunteers joined the cleanup beginning at 6:30am and held along both the roadside and beachside from the Carolinian Affairs Office to Micro Beach. Groups and companies joining JSTA included PDI, PMT, Tasi Tours, R&C Tours, H.I.S., Good Care, Hoshuko, Japanese Society of the Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan Swim Club, Himawari, Himawari Kenbukan, Aqua Connections, Peace Divers, Wondersea, S2 Club, MSC, WATABE, Aqua Blue, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Marianas Visitors Authority, NTA, Sea Lovers, Aqua Marine, CMLC, Sea Shore Inc., Marine Quest, AQUASOUL SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Dive Operators Association, and Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The cleanup effort netted 250 lbs. of trash. (MVA)