Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Rehabilitation Program At Penchala River

This event was held on last Saturday morning at Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur. This charity and awareness program was organized by Global Environment Centre (GEC), CIMB Investment Bank and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

The participants for this event were from GEC, DBKL, CIMB Investment Bank and Orphans. I represent my Department as special guest as a witness for this program. This 'Love Our Rivers' program has been done by GEC for years at the same place. The upstream (starting point) of Penchala River is the only one 'cleanness' river in Kuala Lumpur. I drank the water before, and it's so clean and refreshing.

The main purpose for this program is to create awareness and eduction knowledge to children and adults how important the rivers as our main water source for our daily needs. The program contains how to rehabilitate the river by cleaning, planting wetland pants and bio monitoring education.

Opening speech by YB Ooi, adviser of DBKL.

Dr. Kali from GEC giving a short briefing to participants.

Collecting rubbish in the river by CIMB staffs.

Planting 'Cat Tail', one of wetland's plant by orphan.

For your information, wetland plants help to filter and treat polluted water. Many people don't know about it, they thought is a bushes then cut it off.

Digging hole to plant 'Cat Tail' by CIMB staffs.

Planting the 'Cat Tail' by DBKL staffs.

Carrying rocks and sands to make drop structural.

Team work.

Completion of work.

'Drop Structural' (with stones/rocks) is to slower down the river water flow. It will reduce the erosion of river banks and prevent the wetland's plants washing off by strong water flow.


Bio monitoring education to orphans.

Bio monitoring is to monitor the water quality of a river by using living creatures as an indicator. This method is very effective and without using any chemical test on the water. Picture above shows the test of oxygen content in the water. The parameters to determine the water quality status are Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Suspended Solid (SS), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), pH Level, Conductivity, Minerals and Chemicals content.

Many thanks to GEC for their hard work on environment concern. If every Malaysians have the mind set of taking care of our environment, I'm sure we all will live in a healthy and clean country. Please think about our next generation, we don't want to live in illness condition, we don't want to wear mask all the time.

Please Love Our Environment!!!

24 comments:

_butt said...

Great job!! thanks for sharing with us.. that's a 'cat tail'? how cute!!

I'm sure Klang river wouldn't mind a helping or two.. :D

Pink Cotton said...

hey

din see u in the pics leh...

what were u doing that time?playing on ur guitar to entertain all those participants?mweheehe

AceOne said...

You really drank the water from the streams? That day i saw got dead cats and dogs there wor!!

Pink Cotton said...

psst..shud ask them to pay a visit here so they can do the same to SUNGAI SARAWAK...

but i gez they will have a nightmare when they see our river...wahaha

Kenny Ng said...

[_butt]
Yes, they called it as cat's tail. Klang river? Unless everyone is concern about it, sure will success.

[pink cotton]
I took picture ma... so can't see me lor... LOL. Nolah, I don't play guitar in public, I just observed how they work in river :P

[aceone]
I mean at the upstream starting point of the river la, you know where meh?

[pink cotton]
Sungai Sarawak ah? Still can't fight Sungai Pinang is the worst la... LOL

Anonymous said...

Great job! You should have some Save the Animals campaign too! =D

ah nel said...

u reli good lar took those pigcher as ppl busy working u helping by taking pigcher...LOL

Chen said...

u didn't help out but busy taking picture instead? :P

Iwan Sanchez said...

wow....

i cant even do that lah...

don blame me lah...

I am not used to it...

Maybe u can teach me lah...

Can??

Wakakakakakka!!!

may said...

very interesting! I don't have green fingers, what a waste. my plants all die premature, unfortunate deaths... too much water, maybe... :(

Kenny Ng said...

[huei]
I did join WWF activities before.

[ah nel]
Aiyahhh... I did turun padang, but they stopped me la coz I was the VIP ma :P

[chen]
That's my daily job la, this time I'm as VIP to observe they do it right or not ma :P

[iwan]
You never down into river before? You should try it out, it's fun!

[may]
I also don't know keep plants well, but I do rear fishes, all very healthy and fat fat... LOL

Anonymous said...

Joined WWF before?

Blog on your activities one day ok?

Enjoyed reading this post
Keep up the good work, er, I mean the "supervising" work!

LP said...

Hey, I recycle all my paper/boxes (what to do so many junk mails) hopefully can safe a few trees lor

Simple American said...

Looks like a day well spent. :)

Kenny Ng said...

[just me]
Hi, thanks for dropping by. I joined WWF activities many years ago.

[lp]
Good move :)

[simple american]
Yeah... what a day :P

www.yenjai.net said...

If only everyone can be mindful when they throw their rubbish away...

Kenny Ng said...

[www.yenjai.net]
That's only apply to Japanese, see their rivers, not even can see a small piece of paper.

Anonymous said...

U joined WWF before? Wow! That's so great! U got so many outside activities! =D

Bernard said...

Uah! Very green mind. Not yellow ;-)

Kenny Ng said...

[huei]
I joined their activities before, now I getting less with outside activities la.

[bernard]
errr... when green getting older will become yellow right? :P

Bernard said...

Hahaha! Kenny.. that was a good one. I'm green too.

Kenny Ng said...

[bernard]
hehehe, so glad u still green :P

art... said...

sorry kenny, but i have to say this...

i think malaysian gov's take on enviromental issues is a joke and a bad one at it...

teaching orphans and all about our eco system and rivers and all that is a good thing... but i wonder how many really take it seriously...
if the ngo's and gov wanna teach the public about the importance of enviroment, they should take them to sg.pinang.. i think the water is 1/2 step from being pure acid!...

screw that, take them to tasik temmengor, sg.piah... show them all the illegal logging which is done by certain datuks... in fact i have a few pictures i took when i was fishing there... dams are not suppose to have loggings!

i will send u some pics of serious deforestation endangering our eco system, water ways and wildlife...
i am going tasik temenggor again this sunday...

cheers...

Kenny Ng said...

[art]
Bro, you got the point, our gov really still lack of concern about environmental.

Education and awareness should teach from small, the matter they take it seriously or not is a problem to our society. Another problem is do Penang gov take it seriously on sg. pinang? That's another politics problem, GEC (NGO) set up a river fund to educate our people how important is our rivers.

Well, illegal logging, sand mining, squatters are everywhere now, that involve with every parties. That really a sad case.

Please do send me it, i'll blog it out and let everyone see how bad is the situation now.

cheers!

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