International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers. Since the first ICC 33 years ago, nearly 13 million volunteers have removed nearly 250 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways worldwide.

The Division of Coastal Resources Management and 700 local volunteers joined hundreds of thousands worldwide during the 2018 ICC on September 15, 2018.

This year’s partners include: NMC Environmental Natural Resources Organization (ENRO), Marianas Young Professionals, San Roque Parish, DOCOMO Pacific, DFS Saipan Ltd., Herman’s Modern Bakery, GHD Engineering, National Park Services, Saipan World Resort, MCS Eco Club, CTSI Logistics, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Paradise Dental Spa, Bank of Guam, The Church of Almighty God, Saipan Southern High School, SSHS YEA Environmental Club, IPI-CSR, CHCC Employees Association, Saipan Community School, SSHS YEA Environmental Club, Saipan Centennial Lion’s Club, Kinpachi, Triple J Saipan, Aqua Connections, Fiesta Resort and Spa, Office of the Public Auditor, Saipan Tribune, Kanoa Resort, NMTI Environmental Science Class, POI Aviation, Bridge Capital, and Bank of Hawaii.

A total of 5,538 pounds were collected from 34 Saipan locations!

DCRM would like to thank all the 2018 ICC partners for doing your part to reduce ocean pollution in the CNMI!

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