Tuesday 19 November 2019

After Action Report: November 2019 R.U.M.Beach and Mangrove Cleanup

Volunteers with Nature Society Singapore for Restore Ubin Mangrove Initiative (RUM) were at RUM Site 1 for a beach and mangrove cleannup last Saturday afternoon (16 November). A total of 51kg of marine trash consisting of mostly plastics and styrofoam pieces were removed from the site during the one hour cleanup.

Photo by Vincent Choo

Bravo and thanks to our participants (new and returning) for your wonderful energy and effort!! Thanks to Cheryl Lao for leading the cleanup, and thanks to our regular helpers As Ma. Yan, Pip, Vincent and Shu Ying. A shoutout to Lisa Lim who is recovering from a leg injury and organized the event from behind the scenes.

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?)

Keep following us on this blog or our facebook page for future cleanups and other activities.

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