Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wrapping up

Our year long coral reef out reach project is coming to a close soon. All that remains on my contract is to conduct a socioeconomic survey, conduct two public meetings, and to write my final report.

We have had a very successful year.

Our partners with MOVER (now Friends of the Mariana Islands) won an USDA Earth Team Group Award. This was a national award and they were selected over all other nominated groups in the entire United States.

Beautify CNMI! also won an EPA Award. While this award is shared with all of our partners, RC&D played a large role in the success of Beautify CNMI! RC&D chaired the Restoration Committee, which was responsible for coordinating all of the tree plantings, cleanups, restorations, and the tree care workshop.