Weekly Report 05 July 2018

Dear friends,

It was a fulfilling week for WWS. This week, we organised an Enviro-wareness camp for 28 ITE East College students from 25th June 2018 (Monday) to 27th June 2018 (Wednesday). We also organised 4 learning journey sessions (Waterways Watch Explorer (WWE))  to Lower Seletar Reservoir for Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School (147 pax), and 1 learning journey to Lorong Halus Wetland for Punggol Cove Primary School (60 pax). However, due to the rainy weather this week, participants from Levi were unable to proceed with the kayak and boat CSR Programme, hence we proceed with wet weather plans instead. Levi has requested for another date for their CSR as they are very keen to participate. Our CEO, Eugene Heng, also attended an interview with students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (School of Film and Media Studies). We also did 6 safety boat services this week.

Our weekend patrol had a total of 24 members at Marina and Punggol, inclusive of 5 members on orientation. Our weekend patrol on Sunday ended with a pot-luck lunch supplied by members. On Sunday afternoon, 7 members attended a training session by one of our members, Mr Cheng, about personal effectiveness. We will be having another session on the 15th of July. Thank you Cheng.

This week, we still saw lots of litter of plastic origin in our waters, and also on land (see photos). During the week, our volunteers engaged a total of 6 groups of fishermen who were fishing outside the designated fishing zones. Among those, 3 men were suspected of casting nets for fishing but when approached, they kept the net quickly. Others engaged show understanding and complied, moving to the designated fishing zones to fish. There are a total of 20 pax engagements for anti-littering. There were no smoking engagements this week.

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