update: The 2020 guam international coastal cleanup has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic


2020 Guam International Coastal Cleanup
Hafa Adai and thank you for your interest in registering for the Guam International Coastal Cleanup.

With the recent spike of local Covid-19 cases and extension of the Public Health Emergency signed by the Governor’s Executive Order until September 30, 2020, we will cancel this year’s Guam International Coastal Cleanup that was scheduled for September 19, 2020.

The health and safety of our community is our paramount concern while reducing our Covid-19 cases and avoiding large gatherings and organized events.

We thank you for your participation in previous coastal cleanups and your dedication to volunteer for cleanup sites this year. We look forward to hosting a successful event next year and will provide updates once we start planning again.

Thank you for your support and please stay safe.

Please check back soon for more information or contact Steven Dierking at steven.dierking@bsp.guam.gov.

The International Coastal Cleanup was founded by the Ocean Conservancy in 1986. “For the past 30 years, Ocean Conservancy has inspired millions of volunteers, as well as industry players the world over to take action by removing and recording trash during our International Coastal Cleanup. This event has been one of Ocean Conservancy’s hallmarks, growing from 12 sites along the Texas coast to more than 6,000 sites in more than 100 countries.”(Ocean Conservancy)

Guam first joined in this worldwide effort to prevent pollution on October 14, 1995 with three sites: Ylig Bay, Agat Shore, and Dungca’s Beach and with only 450 volunteers. Guam is now in its 25th annual cleanup and has grown since 1995, with over 29 sites and over 4,000 volunteers.

Every third Saturday of September, Guam host its largest island cleanup and along with the rest of the World participates in the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. This event is voluntarily led by the Bureau of Statistics and Plans and is a whole island effort with volunteers from federal agencies and local government agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations, and many individual volunteers.

2017 Trash Summary

2016 Trash Summary Site Summary

2015 Trash Summary Site Summary Peculiar Items

2014 Trash Summary Site Summary

2013 Trash Summary Site Summary

2012 Trash Summary Site Summary

2011 Trash Summary Site Summary

2010 Trash Summary Site Summary

2009 Trash Summary Site Summary


Kika camp is a summer program sponsored by the Guam Coastal Management Program that provides students from the 2nd to 7th grade with a ridge to reef experience. GCMP hosts twenty five children each in three separate sessions. The goal of this camp is to foster environmental awareness and stewardship within the youth of our communities in the hopes of building a better future.

During the camp we tour a variety of sites throughout the island.  Participants will learn about aquifers, invasive species, erosion, marine protected areas, and much more. The culmination of the week of summer camp ends with a tour of Guam’s bird sanctuary found on Cocos Island.

Spots go quickly so be sure to keep a close eye on our website for announcements on the opening of registration. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 475-9647 or at Marilyn.Guerrero@bsp.guam.gov


8th Annual Kika Clearwater Kids Camp Group Photo Session 1


7th Annual Kika Clearwater Group Photo Session 1


7th Annual Kika Clearwater Group Photo Session 2


6th Annual Kika Clearwater Group Photo Session 1


6th Annual Kika Clearwater Group Photo Session 2


6th Annual Kika Clearwater Group Photo Session 3

Toguan Watershed Cleanup, February 7, 2015

Mangilao Cleanup, February 28, 2015

Ypao Cleanup, March 28, 2015

Marine Lab Cleanup, April 23, 2015

Nimitz Beach Cleanup, May 3, 2015


Contact Us

  • Tyrone J Taitano - Director
  • tyrone.taitano@bsp.guam.gov
  • Matthew Santos - Dep. Director
  • matthew.santos@bsp.guam.gov
  • 513 W Marine Dr. Hagåtña, Guam 96910
  • Mail: P.O. Box 2950 Hagatna, Guam 96932
  • (671) 472-4201/2/3
  • Monday through Friday 8 am-5 pm (Closed on weekends and Government of Guam Holidays)


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