Project Information

George Washington High School
Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Chemistry, Botany, Agri-Science
Outside of School
Project Ended
Gena Wynn
Basic Information
  • Guam Department of Agriculture
    Gena Wynn
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Plant 1000 trees along the Mannel Watershed in Merizo to reduce sedimation and erosion on our coral reefs. 

    Career Pathway/Field


    Students will learn about watersheds and how Guam is composed of many watersheds.  What we do on the land, no matter where you are on Guam, affects the ocean and our way of life.  Dumping, littering, fires, wild pigs, invasive species and polluting all affect the ocean.  Planting trees, making sediment filter socks with compost, planting native trees, organizing pig derbies, removing invasive species, and educating others are ways to prevent erosion and slow it down to protect the corals and hold the soil in place (provided by Mel Blas) 


    Arbor Day Tree Planting with DAWR Forestry 

    Students will fill out field trip forms and liability forms, signed by their parents.  This event is organized by Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry.  Our contact person is Christine Fejeran.

    Schools participating:  GWHS & GCC only by special invites, limited participants for a meaningful experience!  Possible bus provided for transportation to Merizo for Manell Watershed planting of 1000 trees. Supplies, gloves, tools, plants, fertilizer will be provided by Dept of Ag, Forestry.


    Bring (MANDATORY):    Water Bottle, tennis shoes, snack/lunch

    Bring (SUGGESTED):    Sunscreen, hat, bug spray or long pants & long sleeve

    Issue Area

    Watershed Conservation

    Agency Description

    Forestry & Soil Resources Division

    Point of Contact Informations

    Gena Wynn, Marine Mania, Marine Biology, George Washington High School:

    Christine Fejeran, Coop. Fire Program Manager, Forestry & Soil Resources Division,Guam Department of Agriculture:

    Dept of Ag 300-3201 Christine Fejeran Dept of Agriculture 777-2500

    Comments about the Project Location

    Arrive at meet site of Merizo Pier at 8:30 am sharp. Car pool or short walk to planting site.Tree planting until 11:30 am