Village-to-Village Watershed Partnerships
Village to Village Watershed Partnerships:
Land erosion and subsequent sedimentation on downstream coral reefs are significant environmental threats in the southern watersheds of Guam. A lack of community awareness of the environmental stressors degrading watersheds further complicate long-term restoration efforts. Citizen science activities will be implemented in Guam watersheds to strengthen environmental awareness and stewardship among residents. Through Village-to-Village Watershed Partnership (VVWP) Program, the local community will be involved in research-based projects in Humatak and Pago watersheds and contribute to watershed stewardship.
In 2017, the Village-to-Village Watershed Partnerships leveraged a new opportunity with the University of Guam's Guam Restoration Of Watersheds (GROW) Initiative.
(Above) Erosion in the Humatak watershed. (Below) Sedimentation flowing into Fouha Bay.
Increased STEM knowledge in the region, informed decision-making, and community of life-long learners
Increase community engagement in watershed restoration and citizen science efforts;
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OIA-1457769.
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