CNMI Ocean Month


Tides of Stewardship


As a community deeply connected to our lands and seas, it is our commitment to ensure that our precious natural resources are conserved, protected, and effectively managed for generations to come. It is through ecosystem-based management, effective conservation, and fostering environmental stewardship that we are able to protect, and in many cases, restore and enhance, our resources.

In the CNMI, the ocean serves as more than just a source of sustenance and recreation, but provides a number of other valuable services to support sustainable livelihoods, coastline protection, and tourism opportunities. As such, DCRM celebrates this invaluable resource during the month of June, alongside the rest of the world.

Please see the 2024 CNMI Ocean Month calendar of events below. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CNMI Ocean Month Chair, Colleen Flores, at or (670) 664-8300.

2024 Ocean Month Calendar


Movie nights

Sand sculpting competition

recycling workshop

Join us at Marianas Creations for an engaging Recycling Workshop at 6:00 pm on June 11, 2024 hosted by the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance! Discover the art of sustainability as we delve into creative ways to repurpose everyday items. Dive into a hands-on activity where you’ll learn how to transform old t-shirts into trendy reusable bags. Participants must bring their own old t-shirt.

Ocean fairs
2024 SPN Ocean Fair Flyer


To sign up as an exhibitor or vendor at the Saipan Ocean Fair, please register here:

Rota Ocean Fair will be held on Friday, June 14 2024, at Teteto Beach from 9:00am-2:00 pm.

Tinian Ocean Fair will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Fiesta Grounds from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Saipan beach cleanup

Join DCRM for our annual beach cleanup on June 19, 2024 at either one of the following locations:

  • Wing Beach
  • Fishing Base
  • Coral Ocean Resort
  • Obyan Beach (led by Saipan Surf & Skate League)
  • Tank Beach

Cleanup supplies, drinking water, and trash hauling and disposal will be provided by BECQ and MINA.