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Greetings everyone!

It is almost mid-year, how time flies! It has been a busy month for us from Jan till April. We have accomplished a number of river conservation activities and we are looking forward to accomplish even more. Here are some of the highlights of our activities for the last quarter: 

THE MONTH THAT WAS

 

Community Conduct River Monitoring at Open Classroom

The communities from Taman Warisan, Eco-Melawati, Wangsa Melawati, AU2, AU3 and Sierra Ukay participated in a community river monitoring on 25th January and 28th February 2015. The community representatives were trained to conduct and record the physical, chemical and biological river monitoring programme and share through www.myrol.my website. Browse the photos.

  
 

Tackling River Issue at AU2

On the 13th of January 2015, a site visit was taken place at Flat Taman Keramat, Jalan Enggang AU2. The visit was to confirm the issues that were faced by the AU2 community. The first issue was overgrowing grass at the walk path along the Klang River. Secondly, the sewage pipe that was contaminating the Klang River was identified and was raised for discussion with Pejabat Pengurusan Lembaga Sungai Kelang (PLSK), DID Gombak and DID Malaysia (Bah Sungai).

An immediate action of grass cutting of the overgrown walk path and the issue of the sewage pipe was raised in the River of Life Public Outreach Programme (RoLPOP) task force meeting. 

The AU2 community also undertaken a clean-up initiative on April 26 to reduce the amount of contaminants and conserve the river.

  Citizen Science Leaders Training for HSBC Volunteer

Eleven HSBC Earthwatch programme volunteers participated in a Citizen Science Leader training session at the Open Classroom on 27th February 2015. The first of the training sessions this year, GEC trained them on the physical, chemical and biological monitoring techniques for water bodies. Two Freshwater Watch staff from Hong Kong also joined the programme to observe the training. They took the lead on the demonstration for nitrate and phosphate testing during the training.

 

 

ROLPOP Activities in Wangsa Melawati

The Wangsa Melawati community has been active in conducting activities related to ROL in this first quarter. Among them were exhibitions and Green Community training in Masjid Al-Muttaqim and community river monitoring. A monthly recycling day was successfully implemented by the Wangsa Melawati starting January 2015 at the Masjid Al-Muttaqim to further promote best practices and providing a platform for the “Green Community” to enhance their skills on waste segregation and educating the participants on the importance of solid waste management. The income generated through the recycling programme will be used to sustain the operational cost of other proposed programme as well as donated to selected charity organisation. Browse the photos.

  Wangsa Melawati Green Community Launched a Recycling and Used Cooking Oil Collection Centre

Another milestone achieved by the Wangsa Melawati Green Community as they launched a collection centre for recyclables and used cooking oil on April 11, 2015 at Masjid Al-Muttaqim, Kuala Lumpur. The centre was established as the results from a number of initiatives such as trainings and site visits undertaken by the community to reduce the number of waste ending up in Klang River. The initiatives were also assisted by the Global Environment Centre and JPS Malaysia under the ROLPOP Project.

Aside from the main purpose, the Green Community is also looking into diversifying function of the mosque not only as a place for religious activity but as a place for communities living in the surrounding area to embark on green initiatives.

Public are encourage to drop off their recyclables and used cooking oil. For more information, please contact 019 319 4115 (Hj. Mokhtar)

Browse the photos
  Taman Warisan Community Organised Fish Sampling & Identification at Upstream of Klang River

Community of Taman Warisan conducted biological river monitoring activity on April 25 at the upstream of Klang River. This activity is a part of their ongoing efforts to conserve Klang River by monitoring the river water quality i.e. identifying and documenting fishes found.
  Many Hands Make Light Work

Community spirit was very much alive in Setapak with the formation of the LA21 KL and ROL-POP 2 Community Group which saw 13 community and government agency partners signing a Memorandum of Understanding in an effort to improve the river system around their community in Wangsa Maju and Setapak.

Spearheaded by the community themselves, participants from schools, public institutions, government agencies and community leaders all banded together to carry out river care projects. Among these include repainting of the safety rails lead by Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, community cleanup of Taman Sg Bunus and on 18 April 2015, the re-launch of the park by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with World Earth Day.

Making Art from Cooking Waste

Fascinated by demonstrations conducted by the ROL-POP Phase 2 Programme, Persatuan Wanita Taman Bunga Raya invited the team to demonstrate and teach them the process of making art candles from used waste cooking oil. The programme held to celebrate World’s Women Day was in an effort to reduce the waste oil disposed into the river system and provide side income to the women groups. The participants showed great interest in the hands on training and were keen also to learn on their contribution in safeguarding the river against water pollution. Brochures with step by step photos were distributed so that the participants can continue with this venture and also to teach others to adopt this form of waste management.

 UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wangsa Melawati Green Community River Monitoring May 29, 2015
  • Hidden River - Urban Art Movement, End of May, Kampung Bharu, KL
  • Hidden River - Historical Trail, June  2015
ROLPOP IN THE NEWS / ON AIR

Global Coverage

GEC's ROLPOP will be featured in the 5th season of a documentary series called Ports d'attache (Waterfront Cities of the World), an in-depth look at port cities around the world. The shooting was done by a Canadian-based production house, DBcom Media on 14 February 2015. The film is expected to be broadcasted in the Discovery Channel and Canadian local channel, TV5-Monde in April 2015.

Communities help revive Kelang River

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) - Every day Wangsa Melawati folts would send their recycables to the collection centre near Masjid Al-Muttaqim. Three bins are set up in the limited space available read more

Komunity Hijau Lestari Sungai Kelang

Masjid Al-Muttaqim menjadi contoh dalam usaha memperluaskan peranan masjid yang selama ini tertumpu kepada aktiviti keagamaan. Read more

   

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RoLPoP Phase I:

River Care Programme, Global Environment Centre

2nd Floor, Wisma Hing, No. 78 Jalan SS2/72, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E., Malaysia
+603 7957 2007 l +603 7957 7003 l www.gec.org.my l outreach@gec.org.my

RoLPoP Phase II:

Asia Pacific Environmental Consultants Sdn Bhd.

30-2, Jalan 9/125D, Taman Desa Petaling, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+6039057 4392 / www.sayangbunus.com



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