Sunday, 31 August 2008
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) 2008
The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) is an annual event coordinated by Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore from 2001. The aim of this event is to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches and coastal regions in Singapore. The extent and scope of the ICCS has also grown over the years, starting from the beaches of East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Changi Beach, to pioneering mangrove cleanups in Mandai, Lim Chu Kang, Chek Jawa, making ICCS as one of Singapore’s largest environmental conservation programmes. This information serves to educate the public on marine debris issues and to encourage positive change by submissions to governmental and international organisations that will reduce debris in waterways and enhance aquatic environments.
Earthlink NTU has been taking part in the ICCS ever since 2006. During the last two years, volunteers from NTU would gather and join this worldwide battle against marine trash. This year we will be going to Kallang Basin and other groups/organisations involved include German European School Singapor, Compassvale Secondary School Ministry of Environment and Water Resource, British Petroleum, and Waterways Watch Society.
If you are not afraid of getting your hands dirty, come join us in our battle against marine trash.
Place: Kallang Basin, Marina Reservoir
Date: 20th September, Saturday (morning)
Two-way transportation will be provided from NTU.
To sign up, simply email your name, email and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take note that there will be a compulsory pre-event briefing on 16th September at LT 15 at 1800hrs.
To find out more about ICCS, do visit the websites below for more information.
- The Ocean Conservancy
- International Coastal Cleanup Singapore
- Waterways Watch Society