The Saipan Centennial Lions Club has adopted the Sugar Dock pavilion beach behind TownHouse in Chalan Kanoa, with a commitment to clean it up and maintain it for public use.
Saipan Centennial Lions Club president Arecli Lizama extended her and the club’s gratitude to the Division of Parks and Recreation and to acting director Ray Sablan for approving the club’s adoption of the pavilion and its surroundings.
Toward this end, the Saipan Centennial Lions Club did a beach cleanup, tree planting, and repainting of the pavilion and its immediate environs last Sunday morning. They collected four trash bags and a total of six coconut plants were planted.
Lizama said she wants to club do more activities in the future. “We plan to provide trash bins in the area and also provide containers for cigarette butts. While we were cleaning the area we found a lot of cigarette butts and we would like to do something about it.”
“We had 15 members who were able to volunteer and planted about six coconut plants, but we are trying to do more this week due to a lot of trees that have fallen from previous typhoons,” Lizama added. “I want to thank all my members and I am very proud to be the president of the club. I am grateful for all officers and members for their continued support.”
According to Lizama, the area still needs a lot of work to be done and the club plans to do more this Sunday. “We want to fix the roof area and the barbecue stand so that it will look nice for our tourists when they do come back and for the people of the CNMI to enjoy their time at the beach.”
The club earlier distributed relief goods, did health fairs, cleanups, and many more. (Chevy Alipio)