Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants
Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »
Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit
The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »
Ranger Programs for September 2014
Contact: Dan Brown, 671-333-4051
Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War. Programs provide visitors an opportunity to learn about park resources, the people we honor, and how events of the past still influence us today. For specific program details, please see the attached schedule of events.
All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour. Most hikes are moderate and short but traverse slippery and steep terrain, so wear appropriate footwear and attire. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, umbrellas, and insect repellent. In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or cancelled. For more information or questions on specific programs, call 333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa.
Southern Beach Saturdays,2 pm, exceptSeptember 20
Join a park ranger at Ga'an Point in Agat, where a calm and serene beach represents howeasily we can forget what took place in 1944. Left behind are the silent guns to remind us of the clash of forces that occurred here.Free;30 minutes.
Guam Ever After Sundays, 2 pm, exceptSeptember 21
Guam's role in World War II didn't stop with its Liberation. Join a park ranger at Asan Bay Overlook to learn about the years immediately following the war and how they changed Guam forever. If you don't know how, you might be surprised to find out! Free;30 minutes.
Additional Special Events at the Park
International Coastal Clean-up Saturday, September 20, at 7 am
Bring your family and friends to take part in keeping our island beautiful. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers are working on this day around the planet - here's your chance to do something right here on Guam. Bring your water bottle, gloves, and sun block;free t-shirts will be distributed while supplies last.
Free; 3 hours. Locations: Asan Beach and Ga'an Point
Guam's fish don't live only in the ocean! Join Brent Tibbatts, a local freshwater biologist, to learn about the monitoring, history, and importance of the freshwater fishes on Guam. Originally from Washington, he grew up keeping and catching freshwater fish, and now works for Guam Department of Agriculture. Free;1 hour. Location: T. Stell Newman Visitor Center
Did You Know?
Fully one-third of all U.S. Marine deaths during the four-year War in the Pacific occurred during 36 days, in a single battle? That battle was Iwo Jima.