Guam - For over a decade,
the National Parks Service together with the Guam Girl Scouts have participated
in celebrating National Public Lands Day. As they've done for the last 12
years, the organizations weekend helping the community maintain the national
parks on Guam.
National parks superintendent Barbara Alberti told KUAM News,
"This benefits the parks because we are removing the non-native invasive
species and we're planting native species which the National Parks Services
promotes throughout the country and it benefits us because we're getting all
this work done in one day that would have taken us weeks and months."
The nationwide event brought out volunteer Briana Tainatongo, who
spent the day pulling out weeds and planting native plants at the war in the Pacific National Historic
Park in Asan. "So
we're helping the environment today and I'm glad that I'm doing it because I
want to make Guam a better looking place and attract all the tourists to come
to Guam and say it's a beautiful island," she shared.
Alberti ultimately hopes she can continue to inspire volunteers to
be involved, saying, "So it's a great partnership the girl scouts have
been coming back every year for 12 years I believe, helping us in different
sites around the park so we hope to continue this next year and many years to