30 October 2009

Shoreline restoration at the East Coast continues until May 10

Work that began in January will continue to May 2010. We saw these works at the East Coast during one of our field trips earlier in the year.
What marine life is at the East Coast?
Besides living walls, we've seen interesting stuff on the sandy shores.

As well as 'reefy' animals on rockier parts of the shores and on hard surfaces.

Baby sea turtles hatched on the East Coast recently, as well as in the past.

There were even new records of marine life for Singapore based on observations at the East Coast! These include surf clams, another kind of clam and snails that live on sea fans.

These works are probably part of on-going efforts at infrastructural improvements which include "converting bare spots on the coastline into sandy beach, the upgrading of Bedok Jetty and park amenities, and the relocating of boat storage areas.

As well as possibly efforts to deal with serious erosion that has been affecting the East Coast.

Restoration of shoreline along East Coast Park
from Port Marine Notice No. 153 of 2009 dated 29 Oct 09

This is an extension of PMN No 56 of 2009. The working period has been extended.

With effect from 4 Nov 2009 to 4 May 2010. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. East Coast Park (see attached plan):

The restoration works will entail topping up of sand/stone in the revetment and construction of new headland. The works will be carried out by excavators from the landward side and the materials for the restoration works will be provided by the work barges. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft to keep clear of the operations. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Teo Cheng Lin, the project manager at Tel: 9800 1149 (email: jerry.teo@koon.com.sg).

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