RECAP: Guam Green Growth Conservation Corps Week Four
The fourth week of the G3 Conservation Corps program brought the team back to the south for more contributions to the continuing fight to protect our coral reefs from further degradation.
The Guam Green Growth Conservation Corps joined the Department of Agriculture to help with reforestation efforts.
The team helped to prepare rows of land to make space for about 1500 trees that will be planted soon.
They cut long grass and pruned Acacia trees over an area of close to 2 acres.
The team used the non-native Acacia trees to form wattles, dam like structures to slow watershed erosion, at the base of the bad land slopes.
At the end of the week, the group joined volunteers in Barrigada for their weekly beautification activity, cleaning the roadside and into parts of the very popular exercise area in Tiyan.
With another action-packed week in the books, the team looks forward to learning more in the remaining months of the program.
Guam EPSCoR serves a catalyst for Guam Green Growth, the jurisdiction’s most comprehensive public-private partnership ever created to achieve its sustainable future. The G3 Conservation Corps is a newly launched workforce development program preparing the local community for the emerging green economy.