“Operation WE Clean Up!,” led by the Keep Singapore Clean Movement aims to encourage Singaporeans to reflect on the cleanliness of their environment. In conjunction with the movement, ICCS will be organising a coastal cleanup on Sunday, 3 May 2015: 4.00pm to 6.30pm.
Please sign up here by the 30th of April if you would like to join us!
Transport will be provided to the site
To read up more about “Operation WE Clean Up!,” please visit the Public Hygiene Council page.
Why Cleanup? In Singapore, our coast lines host innumerable amounts of biodiversity. Trash present in these areas impact our wildlife adversely, releases toxic chemicals and devalues the natural beauty of the landscape. Coastal cleanups are conducted by volunteers around the world to remove this trash, raise awareness of the plight of our oceans, and motivate us to rethink our habits in daily urban living towards sustainable practises.
Lim Chu Kang Beach is located in the Northwest of Singapore, next to Lim Chu Kang Jetty. It faces the Western Straits of Johor which see trash from numerous land-based sources deposited into rivers, as well as offshore fish farms. The mangrove is an area where trash accumulates which impacts the life there.
Meeting Point: Participants can meet at the bus stop outside Kranji MRT (Bus code: 45139) and will be transported to the cleanup site at Lim Chu Kang Beach.
15.30 – Bus pick up at bus stop outside Kranji MRT (Bus code: 45139)
16:00 – Arrive at the end of Lim Chu Kang Road, unload all logistics from the bus.
16:15 – Briefing and identification of Trash Collection Point (TCP). Brief of wet weather plans (which is to carry on unless there is a lighting threat). Organise everyone into groups of 4, apply insect repellant, collect gloves, trash bags, and other required logistics.
16:30 – Cleanup begins
18:00 – Transportation of trash to TCP.
18:15 – End of clean-up. Trash is weighed and discussion/ reflection time.
18:30 – Participants clean up. Note that there are no recreational facilities nearby.
18:45 – Bus will transport participants from cleanup site back to Kranji MRT.
Things to note
- Transport to Lim Chu Kang Beach, gloves, trash bags and weighing scales are provided.
- You must wear hard-soled covered shoes or booties to to protect your feet from hazards.
- A change of clothes is recommended after a sweaty workout.
- Long pants are recommended to protect your legs from insect bites, but bermudas are fine.
- In the event of bad weather, we will continue the cleanup. The event will stop in the case of lightning threat.
Things to bring:
- Water bottle (with at least one litre of water)
- Hat and/ or sun block
- Reusable raincoat/ poncho (we will work in rain)
- Towel to wipe off sand and mud
- Sleep early the night before
- Have a decent lunch – it’s hard work!
- Be punctual – we are unable to wait for latecomers; tide waits for no one!
- Refer to this recce report of Lim Chu Kang Beach for more information on the cleanup site.
Thank you for caring for our planet!