Park Hosts the 20th National Public Lands Day
Contact: Ben Hayes, 671-333-4051
Across the nation volunteers will come together on National Public Lands Day to help care for our public lands. National Public Lands Day is a program of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation in partnership with federal, state, and local public land agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Each year it is the largest hands-on volunteer effort on public land.
This Saturday, September 28, the Guam Forestry & Soil Resources Division and the Guam Girl Scouts will join together for the 20th annual National Public Lands Day at War in the Pacific National Historical Park. For thirteen years, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has partnered with the Guam Girl Scouts to help care for our national park. This is also the park’s second year collaborating with the Guam Forestry & Soil Resources Division. The project will restore native vegetation at the highly visited, picturesque Asan Bay Overlook located on Nimitz Hill. The theme directly relates to the mission of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park which is ”to conserve and interpret the outstanding natural, scenic and historic values and objects on the island of Guam for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations….”
The Guam Girl Scouts will reestablish native plants that were cultivated and donated by the Guam Forestry & Soil Resources Division. The plants include Hodda (Hoda), Kafu, Chaiute, Talisai, Gau Sali and Da'ok. Along with the restoration of the native plants, the Girl Scouts will become stewards by adopting each native tree planted and provide care throughout the year.
Did You Know?
During the Japanese occupation of Guam, the Asan Beach Unit was a rice paddy?