Rain cancels beach cleanup, bus stop painting

Posted on Jul 22 2019

Members of the Rotary Club of Saipan and the Marianas High School Interact club collect trash around the Rotary Club’s designated bus stop on Middle Road last Saturday. (Marc A. Venus)

The ongoing monsoon that the CNMI is currently experiencing has resulted in the cancellation of the beach cleanup hosted by different Interact Clubs, the high school counterpart of the Rotary Club. The cleanup was slated to occur last Saturday morning at the San Antonio Beach Park, commonly known as Pakpak Beach.

According to Rotary Club International Service director Greg Borja, the heavy rainfall in the early morning hours was strong so the Interact Clubs had to postpone the event to a later time.

The project is through the Marianas Visitors Authority’s “Beautify My Marianas” program. It enables groups to raise money by giving them the opportunity to clean up designated sites. Beautify My Marianas offers $100 for each cleanup.

The Rotary Club of Saipan’s bus stop painting was also cancelled. Rotary Club president Marcia Ayuyu informed Saipan Tribune that the bad weather didn’t clear up and their plans of repainting their designated bus stop on Middle Road got cancelled.

Ayuyu said the only thing the group was able to do with the weather was to clean up the bus stop and postpone the event to a later time.

More details about the rescheduling of the events will be posted at a later time.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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