Although we’d like to cover our shoreline completely and there are willing hands to do it, not all of Singapore’s shoreline will be tackled during this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Singapore. During the Site Buddy Briefing last Saturday, I pointed out that there are areas of the shoreline which are either wired-off industrial areas or under the army’s jurisdiction, or reclaimed coastlines which are not yet safe for work. Also, Kallang Basin is now a reservoir.
I plotted a map of the cleanup areas earlier this week and it is ongoing work. For now, a point may represent several sites I am updating this over time as it will be pressed into service mainly at the beginning of next year. For now, at least, everyone knows where to go!
We have identified some areas for detailed recces for the 2010 data-gathering cleanup and have plans to look for a couple more which after a few years require a re-recce.
Many groups were turned away this year which we introduce to new spots. Also year-round cleanups will be announced once we have talked to relevant park managers with non-recreational beaches which require help.
You can take a look at the Google Map which is being updated at: http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg/