Well to say that “Clean Raja Ampat” was a success would be an understatement. We spent all day Thursday in meetings organizing the clean-up, 18 meetings to be exact. It was hard to get a good understanding of how receptive people were because the language spoken during all meetings was Indonesian. Then last night, we noticed a truck driving around the city announcing over a loudspeaker that all government buildings would be closed between 8 – 11 am Friday morning because of “Clean Raja Ampat”. This was the first time I realized the movement was getting traction. When Friday morning arrived, we had approximately 150 people come out to show their support or volunteer. An amazing turnout considering the event planning started less than a week ago.