Weekly Report 03 November 2017

Dear Friends,

We had quite a few things going on for WWS the previous week, with one Pratt & Whitney -Sponsored Assembly Talk with Tanjong Katong Secondary School (500 pax), one Boat Patrol with a group of Green Club Students from Anderson Secondary School (9 pax including an NEA Eco-Friend Award Recipient), one SUPER (Sungei Ulu Pandan Trail sponsored by Solvay) Learning Trial with CARE SG/ Bedok Green Secondary School (38 pax), one Pang Sua Pond Trail (NWCDC-sponsored) with Regent Secondary School (24 pax), one Yishun Pond Trail (NWCDC-sponsored) with Nanyang Girls’ High School (21 pax) and one Kayak Patrol with Empact (Mondelez -31 pax). Our CEO also attended another Plastic-in-the-Oceans-related Talk, this time hosted by MEWR. We had our usual Weekend Patrols at Marina (Kayak and Bike) and Sunday Patrol at Punggol (Kayak). During the week, we were also able to host and support Japan Media on their quest to take photos and film the Otters. We also hosted a Harvard graduate who was doing research on water conservation.

We had 35 pax on patrol this week, including new members on orientation at both Marina and Punggol and 3 volunteers through Giving.SG. We had our second successful Kayak patrol on Sunday at Punggol for October with five on kayak and two safety boats. There were 25 persons engaged for Anti-Littering this week and we had at least 15 engaged for illegal fishing. No fines were issued for Littering during the weekend. Litter hotspots were found around Dragon Boat Areas (plastic bottles etc.) and near a Newton SG 2017 Challenge Run event (organisers reminded to take cleanliness more seriously) – see photos.

More than 80% of the litter picked up/ observed during our patrols/ programmes over the week consisted of plastic waste.

This week we also submitted our application to the OCBC Care Fund.

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