29 October 2016 – CMS volunteers travelled by land and boat to reach the RAMSAR Site at Kuching Wetlands National Park for mangrove tree-planting. At the planting site, the Forest Officer briefed everyone on the importance of mangrove forests and estuaries for our ecosystems which provides protection against soil erosion, flooding and a breeding ground for marine wildlife.
The site was a dumping ground when the riverbed was deepen and widen to mitigate flood from the city. With the help of our volunteers, 600 trees were planted that day. Many more trees need to be planted before one could see greens so let us volunteer today and plant more trees!