To raise funds for this year’s senior prom, the Marianas High School Prom Committee recently cleaned up in As Terlaje as part of the Marianas Visitors Authority’s Beautify My Marianas campaign.
Six members of the committee picked up trash along As Terlaje hill on Feb. 7, 2015.
“At first, everyone thought it would be a hard assignment since the strip that was given to us was a hill,” said the group in their post-action report. “We were very fortunate to have the weather on our side because it would be such a disaster if the rain came while we were picking up trash.”
Sweeping along both sides of the hill, the group netted cans, plastic, cloth, broken headlights, food containers, cigarette butts, and more in their efforts.
“Knowing that we were doing it to help the community gives us a realization that if we all come together, we can make Saipan more attractive, making the tourists come back to enjoy the island lifestyle and what we have to offer,” said the group. “As we collected trash, cars honked. A generous citizen dropped off some refreshments and thanked us for helping the community. The overall road cleanup experience was great.”
The “Beautify My Marianas” program offers $100 for each 1-mile cleanup in assigned areas. For more information or an application for “Beautify My Marianas” visit the MVA homepage at www.mymarianas.com. (MVA)