International Coastal Cleanup Singapore came and went last weekend. It is one of the longest running environment programme in Singapore helmed and coordinated by a special group within the Raffles Museum Toddycats, the ICCS otters.
On Saturday, as the sun rose in Singapore and across the world, groups of volunteers fanned out along coastlines, picking up and categorising the types of marine trash washed up on our shores.
The Raffles Museum Toddycats, with FMC Technologies, Jurong Secondary School and North Vista Secondary ODAC tackled a particularly tough site this year, the Kranji East Mangrove.
Access to the site is restricted to a short but steep and eroded slope. This means transporting trash out to the trash disposal point promised a challenge. The garang bunch of Toddycats, friends and our partners rose to meet it! Armed with trash bags, booties and data cards, 148 participants descended onto Kranji East for an intensive 90 minute workout.
Thanks to all Toddycats and friends who signed up and made this outing a success! We look forward to more challenges for ICCS 2014. Join us then?