Meeting about the Tanah Merah Year-Round Coastal Cleanups

The ICCS team will meet volunteers who signed up to initiate the Tanah Merah Year-Round Coastal Cleanups at NVPC tomorrow!

We will meet at 7.00pm at the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre @ Central
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88, The Central, Singapore 059817 (map)

Last September, a massive cleanup exercise was initiated to tackle the trash at the Tanah Merah shoreline. It was soon realised that the shoreline requires help year-round. There are organisations and individuals interested in helping as I receive emails all year-round; however, they require guidance and support. With the ICCS coordinators team overworked, what was the solution?

Ask for help , of course! So last November, I issued a call for dependable leaders and supporters to help at Tanah Merah.

And 15 volunteers responded with some cleanup veterans amongst them. At the Wednesday 4th January 2011 planning session, they will meet:

  1. Andy Dinesh (ICCS Recce Captain)
  2. Xu Weiting (ICCS Tanah Merah Zone Captain)
  3. Cai Hongxia (ICCS Tanah Merah Zone Captain)
  4. Jocelyn Sze (ICCS Manpower)
  5. Mary-Ann Khoo (NVPC)
  6. N. Sivasothi (ICCS Coordinator)

In ICCS, we work within our limits. We keep plans simple and manageable so that we persist for the long-term and improve our methods and outreach over time. With the Tanah Merah project, we hope to setup a few teams so that each team only needs to lead ONE cleanup session a year and support the other cleanups where possible. Manpower will be recruited from organisations and individuals interested in helping out.

I am looking forward to meeting all of them!



N. Sivasothi
Coordinator, International Coastal Cleanup Singapore