Saturday, 8th September 2001
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is the 10th anniversary of the event in Singapore, and the
5th year of the Mangrove
Commonwealth Secondary School, Saint Andrew's Junior
College, Sea Scouts,
The International Coastal Cleanup is coordinated by the Centre for Marine Conservation. Their webpage has information about the history, motivation, country reports and more. CMC webpage
The Singapore chapter of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICCS) began in 1991. The country coordinator for SIngapore is the Nature Society (Singapore) and by 1997, there were more than 2,500 volunteers participating, sponsored by the Rotary Club of SIngapore and Caltex Oil.
After establishing a strong programme in the beaches, organisers launched the first mangrove cleanup in Singapore during the 6th ICCS in 1997 at the Sungei Mandai Kechil mangroves. Subsequently, the mangrove cleanup has been conducted at the Buloh-Kranji mangroves, operating out of the Sungei Buloh Nature Park. In 1999 (3rd mangrove cleanup), Sungei Buloh Nature Park formally joined the ICC family and jointly ran the event at the park.
This year, in the 10th Anniversary of the ICCS, the mangrove cleanup will reach the core area of the Kranji mangroves, an area with an extremely high load of trash that has accumulated over decades.
Work at this site iss possible this year with the help of ham radio operators from the Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society who will provide the safety commmunication network and canoeists from the Sea Scouts who will organise the removal of trash to pickup points during the afternoon high tide.
See article on the ICCS in the Mangroves of SIngapore I.
Guidelines from the Nature Society (Singapore)
More to come - guidelines for organisers, coordinators, participants.
The data card is a double-sided card listing the most common items found along shorelines. Participants record the incidence of items using these cards. Each group of 3-5 studdents can share a card. You can download the data card below, either in MS-Word or in Adobe PDF formats; you will need Acrobat Reader for the latter, and you can dowload for free ) .
At the end of the event, all the data cards for each school should be compiled using the Excel spreadsheet provided below, and submitted to the Data Manager for Singapore the same day.
The Data Manager will compile all the Singapore data from beaches and mangroves and subimt the results to the CMC within a week. You will be able to see the summaries at this webpage at the end of the day of the event. CMC will then compile the international data, which are issued in reports and posted to their webpages.
6th ICC Singapore, 20th
7th ICC SIngapore, 19th
9th ICC Singapore, 16th
The mangrove cleanup is
hoping to recruit helpers and supervisors for
Anyone is welcome; it's funa
and meaningful. There are all sorts of jobs you can do:
Patrick Neo (NSS) - the beach cleanup on 15th September 2001 coordinates much larger numbers on the beaches and would appreciate help too!
CMC ICC webpage - where it all starts
EPA (US) A Learning Guide on Marine Debris - useful for teachers; downloadable PDF format.
Mangroves - South Africa
Bottle from Singapore makes it to the US!
Webpages/News reports - Bermuda | Brazil | Okinawa | Philipines | Papua New Guinea | Singapore: RGS 1997 - PAYM | South Africa | Ocean Watch, USA | ICC Conference 1999 | California | Delaware | New York | New York State | Virginia | Washington
The site this year
Buloh (including the park) and Kranji mangroves.