On a bright and sunny 3 September 2022 morning, 30 volunteers planted 60 trees as part of their goal to restore and enhance the precious wetlands at Kranji Coastal Nature Park that make up Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.
We were joined by NUS President, Prof Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85), NUS Alumni Relations Director, Mr Bernard Toh (Architecture ’84), NUS Cares Chairperson, Mr Ho Junyi (Law and Public Policy ’11).
Since November 2020, NUS Toddycats and Friends have been working to support NParks in establishing a coastal forest at Kranji Coastal Nature Park, within the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.
This involves digging the grounds to receive the trees, preparing the soil mixtures to be added, topping up the planted holes with leaf litter, watering the trees, and undertaking sapling protection action to remove competing vegetation as well as adding supporting structures to give the newly-planted trees a higher chance of survival. Thanks to the close partnership with the NParks team at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, we are able to do this every fortnight and see the site mature.
We were glad to be able to conduct a session on NUS Cares day but the work continues. Do join us. Visit our blog for details and registration links