10 Aug (Sat): Celebrate our National Day with a mangrove cleanup @ precious Lim Chu Kang

Join International Coastal Cleanup Singapore to tackle the trash at Lim Chu Kang mangroves. Lim Chu Kang mangrove is a beautiful and unique patch of unprotected mangrove in Singapore. Scientists have worked in this mangrove for decades and though it is but a small patch that remains, it is scientifically interesting and holds many stories about animal and plant life and heritage in Singapore. In 2008, the Sungei Buloh Master Plan revealed it would link up with the Lim Chu Kang mangroves.
Trash from the Johor Straits is regularly deposited on Lim Chu Kang beach and mangrove and since this is state land, and not used recreationally, the impact on marine life is battled through the efforts of various groups who take to the beach and mangrove during cleanups throughout the year.

The removal of trash is tackled sensitively through the actions of small groups. A pre-National Day cleanup is organised annually in celebration of Singapore’s birthday and welcomes anyone who might want to come.

Pre-registration is required, online by 7 Aug.

More details on the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore blog.

Time: 7.45am-11am
Venue: Lim Chu Kang mangroves
Website and contact: http://coastalcleanup.wordpress.com/