Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tampines Eco Green Park with volunteers from Temasek Poly

Despite the rainy morning, close to 30 students from Temasek Polytechnic Community Service Club all geared up to help at the Tampines Eco Green Park with us on a Saturday morning.  As soon as we arrived at the park, Grant gave a quick briefing and demonstration on how to clear the weeds by using the spade.

We were glad that the weather was cooling enough for us to work and even for our Muslim volunteers who are fasting.  Some of the main plants we planted were Seven Golden Candlesticks (Cassia alata), Rattlebox pea (Crotalaria retusa) and Crown flower (Calotropis gigantea). 

The plant guards were added to protect the saplings from falling and to prevent grass cutters from cutting the plants

Volunteers helping one and another

On10th and 11th August (Saturday and Sunday) we will be at Siglap Secondary School to clear the weeds and water plants.  We are looking for like-minded volunteers who can come and help.  Do email ( or call 968 40950 if you can help.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Here we were at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park!

Total of 9 volunteers of all ages from the Green Volunteers gathered at Kallang-Ang Mo Kio Park on 4th May, Saturday morning!  The Green Volunteers are joining Nparks and the residents who live around the park to help weed away the exotic species of plants and snails near the inlet of the waterways.


 We are very happy to see our young volunteer Jia Le again this time despite the school exams are drawing closer, his parents still bring him along!

Jia Le, is helping to sieve out the cigarette buds and apple snails.  These fresh water snails is an alien species in Singapore and it can be found in our common waterways and reservoirs.  You may find the pink cluster of eggs on the rocks.

Your chance to volunteer at Tampines Eco Park

We are having a planting session on Saturday (27th July 2013) morning at Tampines Eco Park.  The volunteering activity includes some weeding and watering.  The aim is to attract butterflies.  Volunteers who are interested to help with the gardening session could email and with name and phone number.

We will be meeting outside the Tampines MRT station (Exit B) at 9.30 am on 27th July and will be walking over to the park.  The activity will end at around 12.30 pm.

Remember to bring drinking water, hat and wear comfortable clothing!