Raffles Museum Toddycats and friends clear 1.5 tonnes of marine debris for ICCS 2013

Raffles Museum News III (2007 – 2014)

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore came and went last weekend. It is one of  the longest running environment programme in Singapore helmed and coordinated by a special group within the Raffles Museum Toddycats, the ICCS otters.

On Saturday, as the sun rose in Singapore and across the world, groups of volunteers fanned out along coastlines, picking up and categorising the types of marine trash washed up on our shores.

The Raffles Museum Toddycats, with FMC Technologies, Jurong Secondary School and North Vista Secondary ODAC  tackled a particularly tough site this year, the Kranji East Mangrove.

Access to the site is restricted to a short but steep and eroded slope. This means transporting trash out to the trash disposal point promised a challenge. The garang bunch of Toddycats, friends and our partners rose to meet it! Armed with trash bags, booties and data cards, 148 participants descended onto Kranji East for an intensive 90…

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