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SCRAPBOOK: Habitat Enhancement

Saturday 14 Mar 2020 – The BFFers put on their gardening gloves for a Habitat Enhancement activity at Chestnut Nature Park! Together with Dr Chua Siew Chin, RVRC FoRestore and other volunteers (including residents living nearby), they tended to plots of native tree saplings that were planted in 2018-19. 

It was a morning well-spent: clearing invasive weeds that were smothering the growing saplings, and scattering leaf litter, which will act as a natural fertiliser by releasing nutrients during decomposition. Thanks to their efforts, hopefully it’ll be a little easier for these trees to grow, so they can provide food sources and refuges for our wildlife! 

Though it might’ve been quite a workout, it sounds like it was a meaningful and satisfying activity for all. Hear what the BFFers have to say on our  BFF Challenge blog:

Great work, BFFers! Take a look at all of their reflections for this field trip here

SCRAPBOOK is a series of posts featuring written work and photographs submitted by our BFF Challenge 2020 participants themselves. Look out for more of them here!