Sunday 30 October 2022

R.U.M. in the news: OCBC Mangrove Park announced

"Associate Professor Daniel Friess from the National University of Singapore said the mangroves at the OCBC Mangrove Park will take root via the Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) method. Prof Friess is a member of the Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative, a group that advocates the restoration of mangrove sites on the island."
Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative field trip
Throwback to the early days of R.U.M.
Ubin villagers, Prof Dan and mapping team, NParks

Mangrove park to be opened in Pulau Ubin in 2026 with around 8,000 trees
Gena Soh, Straits Times, 30 Oct 2022 

Plans to naturally establish 8,000 mangrove trees in abandoned aquaculture ponds in Pulau Ubin were announced on Saturday, as part of a partnership between the National Parks Board (NParks) and OCBC Bank to increase Singapore’s capacity for carbon storage.

These trees will be located in the ponds of Sungei Durian – with a total area of 4ha – along the southern coast of the island, and the site will eventually be known as OCBC Mangrove Park.

Work is expected to be completed by 2026, and recreational opportunities at the site are expected to be available to the public.

OCBC will also grow an additional 1,000 saplings along the coastline as the park is being developed.