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Environmental Alliance plants trees in Piti

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Guam Environmental Alliance planted about 2,600 trees today above the Masso Reservoir. According to general director for the organization Tammy Jo Anderson Taft, this is part of a larger project to help reduce mud and sediment flowing into the river and on to the coral reefs. She says about 250 volunteers showed up from various schools around Guam.

The Guam Environmental Alliance has been working with the Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division to plant trees in the area. "We did a planting back in October or November and we hope to do more planting in these areas, but it's coming into dry season. so we're going to be focusing more on educational, like signage and taking people on tours and stuff like that but when it becomes rainy season again, we'll probably do more planting," Anderson said.  

Volunteer Shian Aricheta is from the Guam Community College and says it's always nice to help save the environment. "I'm actually one of the interns from the Warriors of GCC. I'm here today because I feel like I'm giving back by protecting our soil and coral. I'm just basically giving back," she said.

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