Cicada Tree Eco-Place will join ICCS 2019 by cleaning up St John’s Island beach to help make a difference for our native wildlife such as marine turtles during this nesting season on the shores of Singapore.
Date : Sat 21 Sep 2019
Venue: St John’s Island – Beach SJ1
Note: Due to limited boat capacity, we are fully booked for this activity. If you wish to be on waitlist, send us your name and contact details. Volunteers must be fit to cleanup for 60-90mins and be comfortable to travel by boat. For enquiries, please email our coordinator Teresa Teo Guttensohn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is ICC?
The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual event conducted in 70-100 countries, coordinated by the US-based agency, The Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organisation.
Marine Debris Data and Education
The programme aims to remove and collect data on the debris from the shorelines, waterways and beaches of the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. This information serves to educate the public on marine debris issues and to encourage positive change by submissions to governmental and international organisations that will reduce debris in waterways and enhance aquatic environments.
Who Coordinates ICC in Singapore?
The International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore (ICCS) is coordinated by Toddycats! – volunteers of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (formerly the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research) of the National University of Singapore, and is led by N. Sivasothi aka Otterman.
Curse of Marine Litter
The programme which began in 1992 is strongly supported by numerous local and international schools, private and government organisations who have battled the curse of marine litter for more than two decades.
Learn about ICCS: http://coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg/aboutcleanup.html