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Plant-A-Coral, Seed-A-Reef Programme
Plant-A-Coral, Seed-A-Reef Programme
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Caring and conserving our marine biodiversity is the social responsibility of every individual.

The Garden City Fund’s Plant-A-Coral, Seed-A-Reef Programme is a platform for organisations and individuals to support the habitat enhancement efforts at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park.

The Programme aims to enhance our marine biodiversity by providing areas for marine organisms to grow and reef fish to seek refuge. Coral nubbins (small coral fragments) will be transplanted from a coral nursery to Reef Enhancement Units (REUs).


Process of Reef Enhancement

Coral nubbins, which are small coral fragments, will be attached to wall plugs.Coral nubbins will be grown in the coral nursery until of suitable size.Coral fragments will be transplanted to REUs which are placed on suitable reef zones.Corals and other marine life grow on the REUs, while fish seek refuge at the REUs, hence improving the biodiversity of Marine Park’s reefs.Under NParks’ Citizen Science Programme, divers can also help to monitor the growth of the REUs every six months.
Coral nubbins, which are small coral fragments, will be attached to wall plugs.Coral nubbins will be grown in the coral nursery until of suitable size.Coral fragments will be transplanted to REUs which are placed on suitable reef zones.Corals and other marine life grow on the REUs, while fish seek refuge at the REUs, hence improving the biodiversity of Marine Park’s reefs.Under NParks’ Citizen Science Programme, divers can also help to monitor the growth of the REUs every six months.


Plant-A-Coral initiative (minimum donation - $200)
With a minimum donation of $200, organisations and individuals will be able to sponsor a coral. These coral nubbins will be transplanted to Reef Enhancement Units.

As a donor, you will

  • Be entitled to participate in a free intertidal guided walk at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park to experience the rich marine biodiversity. Refer to the schedule below.
  • Receive a personalised certificate of recognition.
  • Get access to photo update every six months on the progress of the REU on GCF website, for a period of three years.

Step 1: Donate Here

Step 2: Complete and send us the form

Your donation will entitle you to a 2.5 times tax deduction

Intertidal guided walk at Sisters' Islands Marine Park


Schedule for free intertidal guided walk at Sisters’ Islands Marine Park, for Plant-A-Coral donors only*

DateTime
15 Apr 20177am - 10am
30 Apr 20177am - 10am
2 May 20178.30am - 11.30am
14 Jun 20178.30am - 11.30am
15 Jun 20177am - 10am

 

* Space is limited and allocation will be on a first-come, first-served basis and upon receipt of the full donation amount.
* Limited to one pax sign up per $200 donation.


The schedule for the next half of the year will be released at a later date. To check the registration status for your preferred intertidal guided walk session at Sister's Island Marine Park, email us at
garden_city_fund@nparks.gov.sg.


Seed-A-Reef initiative
Under the Seed-A-Reef initiative, organisations and individuals will be able to sponsor a Reef Enhancement Unit (REU) with a minimal donation of $20,000.

To kick off the programme, HSBC has fully supported the first phase of the Seed-A-Reef initiative, donating $180,000 for nine REUs.

More REUs will be put up for sponsorship in subsequent phases of the Seed-A-Reef initiative. More details will be shared later.

In partnership with

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