Keep Guam Beautiful Monthly Beach Cleanup

First Saturday of the month
GNWR Beach Rainbow

What: Beach Cleanup 

Where: Guam National Wildlife Refuge, Ritidian Unit

Meeting Point: Nature Center Building

Date: First Saturday of every month

Time: 9:00 A.M.


The Guam National Wildlife Refuge, Ritidian Unit is an important nesting habitat for the endangered green sea turtle. Support vital conservation efforts and come join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Keep Guam Beautiful! 


All volunteers are welcome to join, but must have a signed Volunteer Agreement (OF 301A Beach Cleanups) on file. The Volunteer Agreement can be returned either electronically or as a hard copy on the day of the event. There will also be forms available on the day of the event, for individuals who would like to join last minute. Feel free to invite your friends, family, and colleagues - the more the merrier!


This event has been approved for Guam Service Learning (GSL) hours. Applicable volunteers may sign up and receive GSL credit for their participation via the GSL website here.  


Volunteers who contribute a minimum of 10 hours of service will be eligible to receive a prize as a token of our appreciation. We hope to see you sporting refuge swag in the future and spreading the word about these crucial cleanups and why the are important. 


Keep Guam Beautiful is a community oriented clean-up campaign conducted by the National Park Service, in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service conducts cleanups at Ritidian Refuge on the first Saturday of every month and the National Park Service conducts cleanups at varying locations as well.


Each year volunteers collect over a thousand pounds of trash from the beaches at the Refuge. In order for these cleanups to continue to be successful, the Refuge relies on new volunteers and continued support.


Call the refuge at (671)355-5096 for more information about this event or the Refuge in general.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.  


- FWS -


We recommend participants bring the following:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat for sun protection
  • A refillable water bottle - tap water is available at the Nature Center building to refill bottles
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Gloves*
  • Snacks - especially if you plan to explore the refuge following the cleanup

*(The refuge has a small supply of gloves should you not have any or forget to bring your own; collection buckets and biodegradable trash bags will be provided, along with a few trash grabbers.)

If you have a smart phone and plan to participate in future cleanups, you may want to download the Ocean Conservancy's mobile app, Clean Swell, in advance. This app allows you to keep track of how much trash you collect and may be used to provide collection prizes in the future. This is a great citizen science project and a way to take a beach cleanup to the next level!