Celebrate World Biodiversity Day with a coastal cleanup @ Lim Chu Kang Beach!

In conjunction with World Biodiversity Day, volunteers with the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) will be conducting a cleanup at Lim Chu Kang Beach on Saturday, 16 May 2015: 4.00pm – 6.30pm.

Registration has closed, thank you to all those that signed up!
Transport is provided to the cleanup site from Kranji MRT

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World Biodiversity Day is a day sanctioned by the United Nations (UN) that aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Why Cleanup? In Singapore, our coastlines host a vast amount of biodiversity. Trash present in these areas can impact our wildlife adversely and devalue the natural beauty of the landscape. Coastal cleanups are conducted by volunteers around the world to remove this trash, raise awareness on the impact of marine trash, 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. Trash from the Johor Straits is regularly deposited on Lim Chu Kang beach and mangrove.  The mangrove is an area where trash accumulates, which impacts wildlife in the area.

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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.

Bus pick up point

Itinerary 

15:15 – Bus pick up at bus stop outside Kranji MRT (Bus code: 45139)
15:45 – Arrive at the end of Lim Chu Kang Road.
16:50 – 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.
16:00 – Cleanup begins @ LCK Beach
17:30 – Transportation of trash to TCP.
18:00 – End of clean-up. Trash is weighed and discussion/ reflection time.
18:15 – Participants clean up. Note that there are no recreational facilities nearby.
18:30 – Bus will transport participants from cleanup site back to Kranji MRT.

Things to note

  1. Transport to Lim Chu Kang Beach, gloves, trash bags and weighing scales are provided.
  2. You must wear hard-soled covered shoes or booties to to protect your feet from hazards.
  3. A change of clothes is recommended after a sweaty workout.
  4. Long pants are recommended to protect your legs from insect bites, but bermudas are fine.
  5. In the event of bad weather, we will continue the cleanup. The event will stop in the case of lightning threat.

Things to bring:

  1. Water bottle (with at least one litre of water)
  2. Hat and/ or sun block
  3. Reusable raincoat/ poncho (we will work in rain)
  4. Towel to wipe off sand and mud

Be prepared:

  1. Sleep early the night before
  2. Have a decent lunch – it’s hard work!
  3. Be punctual – we are unable to wait for latecomers; tide waits for no one!
  4. Refer to this recce report of Lim Chu Kang Beach for more information on the cleanup site.
  5. Please read our advice to participants to prepare yourself for the cleanup!

Thank you for caring for our planet!

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