International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest single-day cleanup event with the goal of collecting and documenting trash littering our coastlines and waterways. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and over 100 countries worldwide come together each year and participate in the cleanup event near them. The two layers of science and community service is what distinguishes ICC from everyday cleanups. The data collected during the ICC is entered into the Global Trash Database and is crucial to solving the world’s ocean pollution problem.

The Division of Coastal Resources Management led this year’s ICC on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

DCRM would like to thank all the 2019 ICC Partners for doing your part to reduce ocean pollution in the CNMI and we congratulate you on a job well done!

2019 International Coastal Cleanup Partners:

SAIPAN

Saipan Tribune/L&T Group of Companies/Century Insurance, Saipan Centennial Lions Club, SSHS YEA Environmental Club, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Saipan, DFS Saipan Limited, The Christian Church of Almighty God, Christian of Holy City Church, CTSI Logistics, NMTI Environmental Class, Office of Rep. Sheila Babauta, NMC Environmental Natural Resource Organization (ENRO), National Park Services, Docomo Pacific, GHD Inc., Triple J Saipan, Herman’s Modern Bakery Inc., Saipan International School, E-Land Group: Kensington Hotel & Pacific Island’s Club, Micronesian Islands Nature Alliance (MINA), Saipan Unity Lions Club, SSHS Manta Ray Battalion, Bureau of Environmental & Coastal Quality, PDM Promoters Inc., Kagman High School National Honor Society, D&Q Saipan, United States Marshals, Salty Skin Pacific, Ach Chuuk CNMI Association, Social Justice Group of Kristo Rai, Saipan LauLau Development Inc., and numerous individual volunteers!

TINIAN

Department of Fire & Emergency Management, Department of Public Works, Tinian Municipal Council, PSS High School JROTC, Tinian Solid Waste Division, Department of Commerce, Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Department of Finance, Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, Tinian Health Center, and Tinian High School.

ROTA

Division of Fish and Wildlife, Grace Christian Academy, Marianas Visitor’s Authority, Department of Finance, Tinian Mayor’s Office, Department of Public Works, Rota Municipal Council, Department of Community & Cultural Affairs, Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Rota Resort & Country Club, Department of Public Safety, Department of Fire & Emergency Management, Dr. Rita H. Inos Junior Senior High School, Commonwealth Health Center, Department of Lands & Natural Resources, Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja, Sinapalo Elementary School, and Department of Commerce.

 

To learn more about the International Coastal Cleanup, visit Ocean Conservancy’s website here or contact Colleen Flores or Mallory Muña.