Weekly Report 04 September 2018

Dear Friends,

It was another active week for us. We started with a talk at Assumption Pathway sponsored by NWCDC for 40 students and followed by gardening for them at our CIB Garden. During this week, we had two coastal clean-up at East Coast Park in front of NSRCC. One session was with Temasek Secondary School for 70 students and another with a Corporate Daimler Financial Service for 40 pax. We also did our second MPA Talk for Spectra Secondary School followed by a River Monster programme at WWS for 70 pax. There were two other Corporate programs during the week as well. A pedal boat and foot programme for 28 pax from ANZ Bank, Kayak and Pedal boat programme for 52 pax from Pratt and Whitney and an afternoon Kayak programme for 30 pax from NUSS. During the week, our CEO, Mr Eugene Heng, also met a final year student from UK University who is working on his dissertation on sustainable environment. There were three safety boat duties done this week.

We had a total of 46 volunteers on patrol duties this week,  including 2 new members doing their orientation. Boat and Bike patrols are carried out at Marina and Punggol. There were 2 weekday patrols conducted by our Punggol Branch.

There was 1 new member for Punggol and 1 for Marina. 3 new members (1 Punggol and 2 for Marina) were unable to turn up due to last minute appointments. During this week’s weekend patrol at both Marina and Punggol Waterway Point, a total of 5 fisherman were engaged. We had approximately 178 anti-littering engagement. During our weekend patrol, an arrogant cyclist was engaged by our volunteers at the bridge between Singapore Indoor Stadium and Pebble Bay. The cyclist refused to dismount despite that there is a ‘Dismount’ Signage at the bridge entry point and he almost hit a baby pram and one of our patrol bikers. The cyclist was identified as a young chinese youth. Our patrolling members tried to engage him when he was sighted cycling on the bridge but he simply avoided them by cycling dangerously past our members. Unfortunately, there were no photos taken for this incident.

Our Annual Report 2018 will be posted this week for public viewing.


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