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Community volunteers clean up Sugar Dock beach on Father’s Day

COMMUNITY volunteers Max Aguon and Gerry Agulto cleaned up Sugar Dock Beach for residents who would celebrate Father’s Day in the area.

Aguon and Agulto started the cleanup early Sunday morning, and set up trash bins.

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Community volunteers Max Aguon and Victor Shai remove the protruding branches of a coconut tree near a public road.
Community volunteers Max Aguon with Gerry Agulto with Parks and Recreation staffers Akiki T. Alexander and Ray Matagolai.  Contributed photos

“We want the beachgoers, especially those who will celebrate Father’s Day here to enjoy a clean environment,” Aguon said, adding that Sugar Dock is one of the island’s most popular favorite beaches.

Agulto, for his part, said he enjoys working with Aguon and hopes that people will continue to support their effort by properly disposing their trash.

He said he started joining Aguon in community volunteer work in May. “I would like to regularly help Max and other volunteers” clean up the island’s beach area.

“More people are coming out to volunteer,” Aguon said, as he thanked members of the community and CNMI officials who continue to support cleanup activities by providing drinking water and equipment. These include Rep. Tina Sablan House Floor Leader John Paul Sablan and US Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan.

On Sunday, Aguon said they were assisted by volunteer Gina Sablan and Division of Parks and Recreation division field personnel Akiki T. Alexander and Ray Matagolai.

Last week, in Marpi, Aguon said he and another volunteer, Victor Shai, removed or trimmed the protruding branches of coconut trees along the public road in the area.

Every day after his work at the Parks and Recreation Division, Aguon said he always checks the coconut trees along the road in Marpi.

“It’s for the safety of our tourists and other visitors,” he added.