Celebrate Guam Year of the Reef 2018 with us!
Celebrate our island's coral reefs all year long - Guam Year of the Reef 2018
February: Celebrate Reefs!
March: Reefs & CHamoru culture
April: Guam’s marine preserves
May: Tourism depends on reefs
June: Restoring reefs and watersheds
July: Ridge to reef
August: Climate change on Guam
September: Reduce, reuse, recycle
October: Plant a tree, save a reef
November: Reef invaders
December: Our reefs, our future
Our coral reefs give us so much to celebrate - fun days at the beach, underwater adventures, coastal protection, family traditions, and more.
Guam joins the international community to celebrate the 3rd International Year of the Reef (IYOR).The first International Year of the Reef was in 1997 and occurs every ten years. Government agencies, school groups, non-governmental organizations, and our community can come together to reach the IYOR goals:
June: Restoring Reefs and Watersheds
Conservation Officers are responsible for enforcing the island’s natural resource regulations. Signs are posted at each of the marine preserves outlining the laws and regulations of that preserve. Violators of marine preserve regulations are subject to fines up $500, or imprisonment up to 90 days. If you see a violation, please report it to the Department of Agriculture Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) by calling 688-3297.
Perfect Reef Music Video
“Uno Hit” Cover
DIG IT-Guam Marine Preserves
• Ancient Chamorro Cultural Aspects of Fishing - A special entry that focuses on fishing by Ancient CHamoru people courtesy of Guampedia. Learn more about ancient fishing methods, demonstration of cultural values through fishing, and other CHamoru culture aspects rooted in fishing the reefs. Read the entry here: http://www.guampedia.com/ancient-chamorro-cultural-aspects-of-fishing/.