Save Our Shores (S.O.S) 500 Mangrove Trees Planting
World Wetlands Day started to celebrate on year 1971 and called by Ramsar Convention. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have acted to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits. Celebration on World Wetlands Day in Malaysia is not so popular, therefore the SWV Team take this initiative to be a kick start to conduct such activities to raise public awareness.
All the team member gather at fast food restaurant at Juru early 6 morning and car pool to depart to base at Sungai Chenaam. On half road, others scouts volunteer to join the convoy to go to Sungai Chenaam. The team having their breakfast at Sungai Acheh town area. Arrangement for the local scouts started to conduct by all them members after breakfast and when scouts had been arrive.
All scouts came with bus and gather at Sungai Acheh Community Hall.
Some of member left at community hall to lead the scouts and register them, while some to go to Small Mangrove Education Center to prepare for the event. Penang state scout commissioner visited to the event site and open for the event. Also joint together is Jabatan Perhutanan.
The planting event take for 4 hours and end on afternoon. After the event and all scouts leave, team members start to help to clean up the boots. The Outcomes were unnecessary bushes had been clear inside of mangrove forest and will encourage growing of small mangrove trees.There are total 150 scouts had experience that planting and exposed to the way to conserving mangrove forest and 500 Trees had planted to the designated area.