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Over 150 volunteers collect 2,660 lbs. of trash in CK, Susupe

PRECINCT 2 Representatives Tina Sablan and John Paul Sablan organized a cleanup in the coastal and residential areas of Chalan Kanoa and Susupe last week.

More than 150 volunteers and over a dozen community organizations participated, Rep. Tina Sablan said, adding that the cleanup drive started at 8 a.m.

She said they collected a total of 2,660 lbs. of garbage and typhoon debris.

“Our goal is to engage our community in beautifying and building pride in the villages of Precinct 2,” she added.

After completing the cleanup at about 10 a.m., she said some volunteers stayed a little longer to relax and enjoy some light refreshments at Sugar Dock Beach.

She said she and House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan partnered with many organizations to enlist the help of many volunteers and share equipment and supplies.

Rep. Tina Sablan and House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan pose with the Chalan Kanoa-Susupe cleanup volunteers.  Contributed photoRep. Tina Sablan and House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan pose with the Chalan Kanoa-Susupe cleanup volunteers. Contributed photo

Among their partners are the Saipan Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Bureau of Coastal and Environmental Quality, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., William S. Reyes Elementary School, the WSR My Wave Club, Hopwood Middle School, its environmental club, Marianas High School, Mt. Carmel School, the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, the Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance, Miss Earth Northern Marianas, NMI Rollers Basketball Association, Ol’Aces, Marianas Sports Association, Beyond Limits 670, the Office of Rep. Ed Propst, and Let’s Go Tour Company.

Rep. Tina Sablan said they are planning more community volunteer opportunities for Precinct 2.

These will include tree planting and another cleanup activity next month as part of the Environment Month and Earth Day celebration in April, she added.

Individuals or groups who would like to volunteer may contact Rep. Tina Sablan’s office at 664-8829 or House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan’s office at 664-8965.

Rep. Tina Sablan said in hosting and coordinating the “Beautify Our Villages” initiative, she and House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan are “actively seeking partnerships with all the community organizations that are already doing great work throughout the island to focus attention and care on the villages of Precinct 2.”

She added, “Our precinct encompasses special places of historic significance, natural beauty, cultural diversity, commerce, and civic activity, but there are also blighted areas and areas that were hit hard by Super Typhoon Yutu.”

She said “there is much work to do to restore the villages, but we could carry out the work better when we collaborate with partners, share resources, and leverage the volunteer energy of the community.”