Sapling Protection Action (SPA) at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Sep 2022)

Sapling Protection Action (SPA) at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Sep 2022)

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    Location

    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre)

    60 Kranji Way

    Singapore, 739453

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    Sapling Protection Action (SPA) involves the maintenance of newly-planted saplings within the Kranji Coastal Nature Park

    About this event

    SPA is being conducted at Kranji Coastal Nature Park within the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. This will include removing competing vegetation, topping up soil and/or leaf litter around the stem base, installing stakes to help the newly-planted saplings stand straight while they strengthens their trunks, and replacing tree labels, where necessary.

    We will be working under prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures to keep everyone safe, responsibly.

    This event is kid-friendly with adult supervision; i.e. (children below 12 years old are welcome, but must come with adult(s).

    The steps to SPA include:

    1. Scraping grass back from the sapling (~1 meter radius)
    2. Hand-weeding persistent grass sprouts at the base
    3. Cutting off and clearing any creepers on the sapling
    4. Applying leaf litter and/or approved soil mixture (ASM) around the base of the sapling
    5. Helping to stake newly-planted saplings to give them temporary support whilst they strengthen their trunks
    6. Replace old, broken or lost tree identification tags

    Important points to note:

    • Participants MUST wear covered shoes; without this, you will not be able to participate.
    • We recommend you wear long pants to work in the area (there are scratchy plants in the area)
    • We strongly recommend that you bring sunblock, and a hat/cap to help with shelter from the sun
    • Always hydrate - bring at least 1 litre of drinking water
    • Bring some snacks to munch on and prevent exhaustion
    • Bring insect repellent; there are many insects on site
    • Bring a change of clothes in case you get drenched or dirty after the activity
    • Bring your own gloves, if you have a pair
    • We will send you further details of the event at least 2 days before the event.

    COVID-19 precautions

    Safety is our priority.

    Please DO NOT SIGN UP for this event if you are not fully vaccinated* (an individual is considered fully-vaccinated after he/she has received the appropriate regimen of approved vaccines, including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective).

    *Do note that MOH advises vaccinated persons who have received any dose of the mRNA COVID19 vaccines to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for two weeks after their vaccination.

    On the day of the event,

    • You must be FREE OF FLU symptoms: DO NOT TURN UP if you are experiencing elevated temperature, sniffing, a sore throat, cough or shortness of breath on the morning of the activity - instead visit a GP if you have any of these symptoms.
    • Wear your mask before leaving the house, as required by law.

    When in doubt, remember that safety is our priority.

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