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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2004

Contact: Michael Mann at 475-1623 or mmann@guamepa.govguam.net

Guam EPA, GVB announce free event for kids and families on June 5; "Mañahåk Run" is latest of planned Island Pride events

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) today announced a free, fun, and educational event for youth and families that will take place this coming Saturday, June 5 at Ypao Beach Park in Tumon. Dubbed the "Mañahåk Run," the event will give our island's young people a chance to see the Tumon Marine Preserve up close through a guided snorkel tour led by professional guides. For those without snorkel gear, GVB will be providing free snorkel sets to the first 250 kids under 14 that sign up in advance.

The day will start at 7 a.m. with a Tumon Bay beach cleanup. The meeting point is the Ypao Park amphitheater. After the cleanup (around 8:30 a.m.), biologists will present a very brief overview of the fish, coral, and other animals that will be observed on the tour before heading out into the water. After the snorkel tour, free hot dogs and drinks will be available.

The event is the latest in a series of "Island Pride" activities that will take place over the next year. Another snorkel tour is planned for July at the Piti Bomb Holes Marine Preserve.

WHAT:        Mañahåk Run -- a free event for kids and families to learn more about our coral reefs

WHEN:        Saturday, June 5 from 7 a.m. to noon

WHERE:      Ypao Beach Park, meet at the amphitheater

Download the Registration form (PDF, 425K) and return it to the GVB office in Tumon by 4 p.m. Friday, June 4.



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Join the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday, June 5 at Ypao Beach Park for the first-ever MAÑAHÅK RUN! No, it's not a fishing tournament, but it promises to be a day of food, fun, and education. The day begins at 7 in the morning at the Ypao Park amphitheater for a beach cleanup. At the end of the cleanup, fruits and refreshments will be provided. FREE SNORKEL SETS will be distributed to the first 250 kids who sign up in advance, and professional guides will lead you on a snorkel tour of the Tumon Marine Preserve. FREE PAIL AND SHOVEL SETS will be provided for the younger kids and parents to play on the beach. After the snorkel tour, FREE hot dogs and drinks will be served for lunch. Parents must register their kids in advance at the GVB Office in Tumon. Forms are also available at Guam EPA and can be downloaded from guamepa.govguam.net. This is an event you don't want your kids to miss. Sign them up today! The MAÑAHÅK RUN, June 5th, Ypao Beach Park. Call GVB at 646-5278 for more information.



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