Friday, July 23, 2010

Once upon a time in Kranji

Once upon a time, far far away in Kranji (yes it is very far) on a dark & cloudy day, a group of volunteers got together. Aided by the Nature Society, it was a programme of clean up & awareness.

Equipped with the essentials like parangs, gloves & Pua Chu Kang boots

All ready

Mission : To clear the visitor area of overgrown shrubs & to rid the channel of unwanted vegetation for when the migratory birds visit.

It was smelly, backbreaking work and after several hours of hard work, didn't seem to have made much of a difference. There was still so much work to be done.

The unwanted weeds & vegetation were gathered & sent to Green Circle Farm for composting.

But the main purpose was to create awareness to this beautiful remote area known as the Kranji Marshes. The volunteers learnt about the biodiversity of the area, the birds & wildlife that make their way here every year.

They were even rewarded with a quick tour of the Kranji Reservoir - yikes are there really crocodiles ?

The Nature Society organises monthly walks of the area. If you are interested, go check out their website. Singapore is home to some very interesting wildlife & even if you are not a nature lover, you would be surprised at what you can find.

The company I work for organises a lot of community work & events for us to participate - it's always rewarding to give a little back to the community.

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