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Bring Back Our Trees

 

As a response to Super Typhoon Soudelor in 2015 and Yutu in 2018, MINA came up with an idea to have a tree-planting campaign called Bring Back Our Trees (BBOT).

 

Goal

To plant 300 native trees along the shorelines of Saipan

Purpose

To support a more resilient natural environment and help prevent sedimentation and further degradation of our reefs.

Pre-selected Sites under the proposal:

  1. Tanapag Beach Park
  2. 13 Fishermen
  3. Garapan Fishing Base
  4. Sugar Dock
  5. San Isidro Beach Park
  6. San Antonio Beach Park
  7. Laolao Bay

How Does BBOT Work?

     The program is federally funded by the Department of Interior from 2018-2020.  Planning and coordination are done by the MINA staff and Tasi Watch Community Rangers.  Partnerships were established with CNMI Forestry and NMC Cooperative Research Education Extension Services, Saipan Mayor's Office and the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.  Throughout the two-year program, watering is done weekly while inventory and height measurements are done twice a year.