Soil Prep & Tree Planting @Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Aug 2022)

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Soil Prep & Tree Planting @Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Aug 2022)

Soil preparations and tree-planting to enhance the habitat at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve)

By NUS Toddycats

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 15:45 - Sat, 27 Aug 2022 18:00 +08


Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre) 60 Kranji Way Singapore, 739453 Singapore

About this event

  • Please note that this event is physically strenuous; you must be physically fit to participate
  • In view of sharp and heavy tools being used, we will not be accepting registrations for children below 12 (unless they have been cleared and participated in our previous sessions)


We will be planting trees to help restore and enhance the precious wetlands at Kranji Coastal Nature Park that make up Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. Coastal vegetation were mostly cleared by settlements and reservoir construction by the 1970’s. When SBWR was extended to the western edge of Kranji reservoir in 2014, our partnership with NParks allowed us this opportunity to practice habitat enhancement in the area.

Our tree planting session will require that you undertake Soil Preparation before planting a tree. This will require you to loosen and enhance the soils. The steps to soil preparation include:

  1. Weed clearance
  2. Soil exposure
  3. Soil loosening
  4. Soil digging
  5. Soil enhancement
  6. Tree hole readiness

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
  • 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 insects on site
  • Bring a change of clothes in case you get drenched or dirty after the muddy activity
  • Bring your own gloves, if you have a pair
  • We will send you further details of the event 2 days before the event starts.

COVID-19 precautions

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

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 experiencing an elevated temperature, sniffing, a sore throat, cough or shortness of breath before 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.

About the organiser

Organised by
NUS Toddycats

NUS Toddycats! are volunteers with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore.

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