Sites at Kranji mangrove

The Buloh-Kranji mangroves sites have been run since 1998 and an experienced team from NParks’ Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserves (SBWR), Singapore American School and ICCS Otters manage the site together with the now regular participation of NUS Staff and Students.

The sites KR1 and KR2 will be tackled whereas KR3 is relatively clean.

Cheong Wei Siong who is the Site Captain for Kranji, conducted a briefing with NParks’ Ramakrishnan Kolandavelu at SBWR on Saturday afternoon. They were assisted by ICCS Otter Ong Chee Ang. This briefing/recce session is specially conducted a week in advance and in the afternoon, so that the tide levels are similar to that of the event day.

Kranji regularly turns up a couple of tonnes of trash each year and after a decade, this should show signs of reducing.

Sites at Kallang Basin

The Kallang Basin cleanup will begin early on Saturday morning, 20th September 2008 – at 8am – because the lowered water level will start to be raised back to normal at 9am!

Overseeing the cleanup sites there is Waterways Watch Society and ICCS Zone Captain Ng Kai Scene. They have conducted the cleanup there for many years but this year, with the barrage across the mouth of the Singapore River completed, Kallang Basin is now a reservoir.

Working there this year are NUS High School, NTU Earthlink, Compassvale Secondary School, German European School and a team from Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

The marine debris that has accumulated in Kallang over the decades remain and the annual ICCS exercise contributes towards the objective of eliminating this historical load.