September Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Japanese Pillbox at Apaca point
A view from a Japanese pillbox at Apaca Point

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News Release Date: August 25, 2016

Contact: Kelly Carroll, 671-333-4050

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Release Date: August 30, 2016
Contact: Kelly Carroll, Lead Park Ranger

Phone: 671-333-4050

September Public Programs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park

September 10, Saturday: 9 am at Apaca Point - "Keep Guam Beautiful"
This community cleanup will take place at Apaca point - a former WWII invasion beach. Cold water in coolers, protective gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Please bring refillable water bottles and wear closed-toe shoes, hats, and sunscreen. For more information, please contact e-mail us.

September 10, Saturday: 2 pm at the Visitor Center –"History Revealed:Priest and Prisoners"
Join Påle' Eric, Capuchin Priest, as he describes the tribulations and adventures of our island's Catholic clergy during the World War II Japanese occupation of Guam. (1 hour)

September 11, Sunday: 2 pm at Apaca Point in Agat - "From the Marines' Perspective: An In-Water Hike"
Join park rangers for this one-of-a-kind in-water guided hike of Apaca Point.This hike, through waist deep water, will explore the July 21, 1944, invasion of Guam from the Marines' perspective.Look and learn the challenges U.S. soldiers faced as they were coming ashore during the invasion. Please bring reef shoes and be prepared and able to walk in water 3-4 feet deep. (2 hours)

September 17, Saturday: 7 am at Asan Beach and Ga'an Point –"International Coastal Cleanup Day"
Join us and volunteers around the globe for the 30thAnnual International Coastal Cleanup Day. Help us in our attempts to remove trash from our beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris, and change behaviors.

September 18, Sunday: 2 pm at Visitor Center - "Science Sunday"
Science Sunday features current research projects happening right here on Guam and the Micronesian region. For more information on this event, call 333-4050 or email gureefmonitoring@gmail.com. (1 hour)

September 24, Saturday: 8 am at the Ga'an Point in Agat - "National Public Lands Day"
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Join us, and many volunteers, in our efforts to care for our public parks. All ages are welcome. (4 hours)

For more information on specific programs, call 671-333-4050 or visit www.nps.gov/wapa.



Last updated: August 1, 2017

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