Category Archives: habitat enhancement

A hot, passionate Saturday spent nurturing a coastal forest!

Sat 18 Mar 2023 – 35 volunteers spent a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon to further populate the coastal forest that we are helping NParks to establish at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP). And importantly too, we extended tender loving care to the recently planted saplings. Though a very hot day, the wonderful volunteers were cheery and made light work.

16 of us planted 42 saplings while another 19 tended to countless planted saplings: removing competing vegetation, topping up the soil/wood chip mixture and leaf litter layer around their bases. The work rate finally flattened some of the wood chip, leaf litter and soil supply piles!

A couple of us focused on giving some of the suffocating plants a good “haircut” too!

We’ve managed to keep the mortality of the plantings here to a minimum, thanks to our persistence at caring for the plants here!

All the photos on Flickr; see the Instagram post, and join us in April!




Habitat enrichment at Kranji Coastal nature park – registration is open for Saturday 1st and 15th April 2023

Join the NUS-NParks team in April as we continue our fortnightly habitat enhancement sessions at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) to establish a coastal forest. Register on Eventbrite for these dates:

  • Saturday 1st April 2023: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Saturday 15th April 2023: 4.00pm – 6.00pm 

We will provide tender loving care to the recently planted saplings to enhance their survival, and supplement the existing vegetation with addtional planting, mostly with smaller plants, now that we have completed most of our tree-planting. 

Join us on a Saturday morning, at our final three habitat enrichment sessions in celebration of SBWR’s 29th Anniversary!

In collaboration with NParks’ Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve management, NUS Toddycats and friends have helped to grow a coastal forest at Kranji Coastal Nature Park. The habitat enrichment programme which involves soil preparation, planting and sapling protection (SPA) has been conducted over these past two years, and now is in a fortnightly cycle. 

Before our upcoming break in Jan 2023 for Chinese New Year, we are conducting three more sessions this year, in celebration of SBWR’s 29th Anniversary, and everyone is invited to join us at these sessions:

  • Sat 26th Nov 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Sapling Protection Action [Link]
  • Sat 3rd Dec 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Soil Prep and Tree Planting [Link]
  • Sat 17th Dec 2022: 8.00am – 10.00am: Soil Prep and Tree Planting [Link]

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email, and instructions about preparation.

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We’ll be SPA-ing in November!

Our November sessions for Sapling Protection Action at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) is now open for registration. Come, join us on an environmentally therapeutic session to tend to the newly planted saplings at KCNP to help accelerate the afforestation efforts there.

Register below!

We’ll be planting trees in October!

We continue our efforts to help establish a coastal forest at the Kranji Coastal Nature Park (KCNP) with soil prep and tree planting this October. Come, join us!

Do read the event description before you sign up, and do come prepared.

Event description and registration