Women’s softball team Y-Sei Y-sei hit a homerun with their participation in the Beautify My Marianas program on May 9, 2015. Eight members of the team collected 160 lbs of trash at the Coral Ocean Point Resort beach area.
“We walked the beach, collecting plastic and cans,” said Lani Fritz in the group’s post-cleanup report. “The boonies had a lot of trash too. Beer cans, cardboard, plastic, and household trash [that] were thrown in the woods were also collected.”
“It is always a great feeling to be part of protecting and beautifying our environment,” said Fritz.
The Youth Advisory Panel club also collected 100 lbs of trash from Saipan World Resort to Oleai Beach on the same day.
“It was a nice morning with a small crowd gathering at the beach to attend a canoe race. Along the beach we picked up mostly plastic bags…[and] cans,” said the group in their post-cleanup report. “The most disappointing part of the day was when we came into the main pavilion, Minachom Atdao, at Kilili Beach. [There were] piles of trash on the fly-infested sink containing beer and soda cans, scraps of food, plastic bags, paper bags, etc. It seemed to us that it was left from the night before.”
The group urged “a system of accountability for whoever uses these pavilions and don’t clean up after themselves” and to “fine littering individuals.” (MVA)