Monday, June 12, 2006

MRC&D in the News

Marianas Variety, Monday, June 12, 2006

Beautify CNMI Needs Volunteers
By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa
Variety News Staff

BEAUTIFY CNMI, a group of government agencies and private sector organizations, needs volunteers for its recycling and tree planting projects.

The group held its first press conference on Friday in the Division of Environmental Quality’s conference room where the heads of various subcommittees announced their projects.

The restoration subcommittee chaired by Ken Kramer of the Marianas Resource Conservation & Development will do some tree planting on Beach and Middle Roads and other areas and needs volunteers.

Angelo Villagomez, who spoke on behalf of Kramer, said their subcomittee will plant trees from June 19 to 22.

The recycling subcommittee chaired by Tina Sablan of DEQ is also seeking volunteers for the recycling station at the Liberation carnival grounds in Garapan.

Sablan said the recycling station is doing well but still needs help.

According to Sablan, volunteers will monitor bins, explain the recycling project to passersby, go out and collect plastic bottles and cans from the carnival grounds and tables, as well as ensure that the vendors who sponsor the tent are mentioned by emcees during public service announcements.

Sablan said they also welcome assistance in terms of food and drinks for the volunteers.

For more information, call DEQ at 664-8500 and Marianas Resource Conservation & Development at 236-0894.


Deece said...

Hi Angelo. I'd like to know if you'd be interested in presenting about MRC&D, the importance of protecting and how to protect NMI natural resources, and maybe even how to volunteer with MRC&D to a group of students in a summer youth program I help run. I left you a message on the MRC&D voicemail. I'll give you another call later on.

Selena said...

Hi Angleo! Keep up the good fight... and I need your email. (You can post it on my blog)
Thanks! -Selena