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Dear Friends,

Another hectic week even though it was the first week of school holidays. WWS managed to conduct two kayak programmes for Manjusri Secondary School (70 pax) and a recce at Lorong Halus (LAHLAH) for Punggol Cove Primary School. Waterways Watch Society also participated in the Service Learning Networking Session with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, did one corporate kayak programme with Dell (20 pax), a gardening programme with Salesforce (11 pax), one corporate programme for ST Marine (Powerboat, Bicycle and foot programme for 40 pax). We also had a kayak programme for scouts and members (10 pax) on Saturday. A corporate talk was cancelled at the last minute due to poor sign-up at their office (GAC).

During the weekend, we had our second Safe Riding Programme (SRP) (14 members) and a total of 44 members on our weekend patrols with 4 new members doing orientation. We engaged a total of three groups for fishing, two individuals for Smoking at MBS, and two e-scooter users (mainly to slow down, dismount and push as they were manoeuvring in the crowded tourist attraction site. We also engaged 54 individuals on anti-littering (see photos). Our Punggol team conducted two weekday patrols (7 pax), and we had eight safety boat support services this week. There was an event at Marina Bay (DBS Dragon Regatta Race) and Marina Barrage (Climate Action Carnival). All appeared clean.

During the week, our event participants collected a total of 126.25kg of litter. There was a lot of litter found in our waters especially because of the heavy downpours at the end of the week. Our Sunday patrol was told by one of the cleaners of a damaged, open DB control box under Sir Arthur’s Bridge (See photos). We also collected back a Cricket Bat and a Hammock left in the field and parked with no one claiming ownership.

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