- Category: News
- Published: Monday, 10 April 2017 11:50
EcoKnights Helped Plant Fruit Trees at the Sungai Bunus Environmental Program along with the US Navy and Marines, and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Students in Conjunction with the World Water Day (March 22nd) Celebrations.
9 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur -- EcoKnights, a partner in the Sungai Bunus Committee, under the Local Agenda 21 program of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, helped in the planting of fruit trees along the river banks of Bunus at Lorong Gurney here today.
As part of the Sungai Bunus Committee’s efforts to improve the riparian reserves along the river, this tree planting exercise is part of the overall aim to populate the 3 kilometre perimeter of the Sungai Bunus Flood Retention Pond in Lorong Gurney. Today’s tree planting effort saw the planting of close to 100 fruit trees of various species, the volunteer efforts of students from Green City College, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) and SMK Vokasional Setapak, along with 100 United States Marine and Navy officers.
The event started with a speech by the Executive Director of Planning from the KL City Hall, Datuk Mohd Najib followed by a brief speech by the honourable Miss Kamala Lakhdhir, the United States ambassador to Malaysia. TARUC student leaders then lead a simple morning exercise program before everyone planted the trees.
The Sungai Bunus Committee comprises of stakeholders from various backgrounds such as community and social groups, corporate players, government agencies and also NGOs. This community-based effort is aimed at mobilizing resources and people to address the urgency in the protection and rehabilitation of Sungai Bunus.
For more information on how you can be part of this effort, kindly contact EcoKnights for more details.