Saipan Unity Lions Club cleans up Tanapag park, plants trees

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THE Saipan Unity Lions Club conducted a cleanup drive on Sunday at Tanapag Beach Park where they also planted trees.

Club president Elizabeth Escober-Mendiola said the two-hour cleanup started at 7 a.m. and collected a total of 10 bags of trash.

“Most of the trash items were beer cans, cigarette boxes and cigarette butts, and plastic,” she said.


 Members of the Saipan Unity Lions Club pick up trash at Tanapag Beach Park.


Saipan Unity Lions Club member led by their president Elizabeth Escober-Mendiola pose for a photo after their cleanup drive on Sunday. 

The club has “adopted” Tanapag Beach Park and conducts a monthly beach cleanup in the area, but it was suspended last month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Also participating in the cleanup drive on Sunday were District 204 first vice governor-elect Atoy Banting and incoming club president Alice Barbo.

Escober-Mendiola said one of the missions of the Lions Clubs International is to look after the environment.

“We hope that more community members will help maintain beach cleanliness and protect the environment for the next generation,” she added, as she also thanked club members for supporting the community programs of the organization.

“Even with the pandemic, our members have been very supportive and we are all following the government’s Covid-19 guidelines when conducting our activities,” Escober-Mendiola said.



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