For six years now, student volunteers from the Department of Environmental Engineering organise the National University of Singapore’s participation to the ICCS. They are supported in this effort by the Office of Safety Health and the Environment. On Thursday, they sent out this email to students and staff of NUS. This was the email I received:
Do you know that plastic bags and fishing lines/nets can hurt or kill marine wildlife? Do your part to protect our marine environment. Participate in the International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore 2008.
What’s It About?
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual international event involving some 400 000 people in 70-100 countries who gather to clean up trash at beaches, lakes, oceans and mangroves all over the world.
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) is coordinated by volunteers of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
- Date: Saturday, 20th September 2008
- Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
- Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve
- Go to the
Registration Page (NUS Userid required).
Limited to 100 participants only! All participants are required to sign an indemnity form.
Chartered Bus Pickup Times and Venues:
- 7.30 am @ Admin Block (near Central Library)
- 7.30 am @ Prince George’s Park Residence bus terminal (Next to KEVII)
- 7.30 am @ Clementi Bus Interchange
- 8:00 am @Passenger service counter at Kranji MRT
The organisers will be attending the Site Captain’s briefing at Sunge Buloh Wetlands Reserve on Saturday afternoon. Also working at the site will be the ICCS stalwart, Singapore American School.