August 2017's Clean Up Brigade Location is...... stay tuned!
BECQ is committed to public environmental awareness and outreach activities to improve and restore our islands natural beauty. The monthly Clean Up Brigade was established in June 1997 upon suggestion by one of the participants in the Annual Island Wide Clean Up, which is held each year in conjunction with other International Earth Day events.
The Clean Up Brigade is composed of dedicated BECQ staff and community volunteers that meet the first Saturday of each month at a prechosen location at 8:00am. The Brigade cleans up for two hours and then hauls away trash for disposal at the Marpi Landfill, to prevent trash from becoming marine debris. Last year, over 7,000 lbs (3.5 tons) of trash has been collected from Saipan's beaches and roadways!
Volunteers that take part in at least three (3) clean ups become Brigade Members and earn a Clean Up Brigade T-shirt. Members that take part in 10 or more clean ups become GOLD Brigade Members and earn a Clean Up Brigade hat and help to choose the location of the following month's clean up.