meet up on 16 Jan to plan our next steps. We can't wait to start!
After the meeting, we go to Pulau Ubin! Phillip provides us with not just a ride across to Pulau Ubin, but also ground information and wisdom on the status of mangroves on Ubin. Phillip knows a great deal about the aquaculture industry on and around Pulau Ubin, which will help us tremendously as we attempt to restore the mangroves here.
On 8 Mar 2016, a small team of RUMblers did a recce to map the trash situation at the southern abandoned ponds. We need to clean up the ponds BEFORE we start the restoration so that the new mangrove trees and plants have a good start and grow strong and healthy.
Removing abandoned nets in the mangroves
On 20 Mar, Nature Society (Singapore) volunteers removed 57kg of fishing nets and 134.5kg of other trash during our Coastal Clean Up at Pulau Ubin. More on their facebook post.
Field trip for students
On 9 Apr 2016, Dan Friess brought his students on a field trip to visit Pulau Ubin, Chek Jawa, its mangroves and the RUM sites. Once again, Phillip shares more about his on-the-ground experience.
Getting ready for Pesta Ubin!
The RUMblers are now getting ready for Pesta Ubin where we plan to have many exciting activities for the public to learn about Pulau Ubin's awesome mangroves and how we CAN make a difference for them!