BECQ launches new coral reef website

In: Coral Reef Initiative
Jul 11, 2014
Photo © CNMI Coral Reef Initiative
Photo © CNMI Coral Reef Initiative

A MORE informative and updated version of a website on the coral reef initiative is now available, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality announced yesterday.

The website address is

“It is a site where residents can find any information about the CNMI Coral Reef Initiative,” BECQ said.

Ongoing projects and activities can be found on the site such as the recent social marketing campaign to clean up Laolao Bay.

The cross-agency initiative aims to protect and preserve the CNMI’s coral reefs and to ensure the responsible management of the resources associated with those habitats.

The initiative is a partnership that involves BECQ, the Division of Environmental Quality, the Division of Coastal Resources Management, the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Cleanup the coast!

In related news, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is asking residents to join the Let’s Clean Up Marianas event on July 25, Friday, from 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

“This is an islandwide cleanup that promotes the beautification of our islands, inter-agency collaboration and, of course, physical fitness activity,” DCCA said in a statement.

Those interested in participating are asked to complete a registration form which has to be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. today, Friday.

For more information about the event, contact Amber Mendiola through fax no. 236-8700, email, call Vivian Sablan at 6642550/2592 or go to