07 Oct '11, 1pm

Rick's my friend! Help him! Wild Shores of Singapore: Volunteers needed at Mandai mangroves!

Rick's my friend! Help him! Wild Shores of Singapore: Volunteers needed at Mandai mangroves!

Volunteers are needed to help Rick and Wei Kit map and measure 5,000 trees at Mandai mangroves! Today I was back out with them. This study is important to better understand and thus protect this amazingly diverse mangrove forest! It's also lots of fun, and a great way to get a glimpse of a special mangrove forest. One of the ways volunteers can help is to carry all the cool survey equipment to the survey site. It's a bit of a walk along the now dismantled railway track. I'm old, so I can't help much here. Then it's a little adventure through leafy meadows, crossing tree trunks to finally reach to the mangroves. Before we start work, we have to set up the awesome Total Station thingy that I still haven't wrapped my brain around. This cool equipment very accurately measures the location and elevation of the trees. In order to set up a new monitoring station, Wei Kit has to p...

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