Wednesday 18 September 2019
Volunteers with Nature Society Singapore for Restore Ubin Mangrove Initiative (RUM) were at RUM Site 1 for a beach and mangrove cleannup last Sunday evening (15 September). A total of 113.2kg of trash and marine debris were removed from the site. This cleanup is an effort to clear marine debris accumilation from the site in preparation for mangrove restoration. At the same time, participants get to visit the site and learn about RUM and the ecological mangrove restoration method. (What is Ecological Mangrove Restoration?)
Last Sunday's cleanup is also held in conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) which is an annual coastal cleanup event held around the world in the month of September.