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Thu 01 Aug 2013
The "Marine Life and the Impact of Plastics" lecture (Sat 03 Aug 2013) and the Post-National Day Mangrove Cleanup (Sat 10 Aug 2013)
Category : coastalcleanup
Sat 03 Aug 2013 @ NUS LT 32
"The Marine Life and the Impact of Plastics lecture"
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore Coordinator N. Sivasothi aka Otterman will regale the audience with fascinating tales of local marine life in Singapore including recent records and local programmes which help to protect these animals.
He will highlight the impact of marine debris and plastics in particular, drawing from a field of scientific research and data from cleanups from around the world. This is the 22nd year of the International Coastal Cleanup in Singapore, and he will discuss what the data tells us.
Should we give up? Is the problem insurmountable? Have we made any progress? Hear the discussion about local solutions, methods which have worked at cleanups and at practises at work.
Be a part of national effort to be considerate to the environment and to love Singapore a little more!
Saturday 10 Aug 2013 @ Lim Chu Kang mangrove
The Post-National Day Mangrove Cleanup
Celebrate our National Day by joining the annual mangrove cleanup at Lim Chu Kang!
Lim Chu Kang mangrove is a beautiful and unique patch of unprotected mangrove in Singapore, facing the Western Straits of Johor. The mangrove has educated decades of students and it holds many stories about animal and plant life and heritage in Singapore. In 2008, it was revealed that the Sungei Buloh Master Plan would include the Lim Chu Kang mangroves.
Trash from the Johor Straits deposits on this Lim Chu Kang beach and mangrove regularly and various individuals and groups help to tackle this burden through organised cleanup throughout the year. The post-National Day Mangrove Cleanup is an important exercise which helps protect and maintain this precious patch of mangrove.
We'll provide gloves and transport, you come with a strong heart and eager hands to do a good job. For details and to sign up, check the announcement on ICCS News.