Weekly Report 17 April 2017

Dear friends,

This week was short (with Good Friday) but we at Waterways Watch Society (WWS) managed to run three programs. We had a school talk (our first under SPH sponsorship) for 1,000 students at Hillgrove Secondary School, a Science Carnival booth at Anderson Junior College (our annual partner) and one Corporate Kayak program with Xylem/ Visenti (26 pax). We also had a meeting with an International Camp Coordinator and MSF (SDN) to discuss potential programs with them.  A total of 26 members at Marina and 7 members at Punggol reported for duty this weekend, with three new members doing orientation (two at Marina and one at Punggol). We welcome Tess (Calvin’s 10-year old daughter) and Yong Pei (signed up after an SG Gives program) at Marina.

 

During the weekend patrols, we engaged at least 7 Fishermen and 62 other members of public (anti-littering engagement), although no summons were issued under Littering. We continue to sight more PMDs and PABs in our PCN. We are monitoring speed and social behaviour, however engagement remains challenging. A new observation of many OFO, Mobike and Obike (Rental Sharing Bikes) left all over the place now becoming a common sight. We are in the final stage of identifying our LTA Volunteers (15 members) for the training scheduled in June 2017.

 

The public festival at MBS under ARTBOX organised by Invade Industry Pte. Ltd. appears to be quite tightly set-up and a potential fire hazard (see photos taken during day time). Imagine 15,000 people visiting it at night. We have also written to NAC regarding the damaged Cloud in our waters opposite Elizabeth Park. It is ugly and not a nice sight for tourists. It has been there in the water for the past three months (see photo).

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