Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mountain Clean Up Project

I received one email from ChongYF, an avid trekker who like most outdoor activities and also a fast runner. It is about helping to save our environment – a Sunday morning clean up project at Gunung Nuang.
Chong YF and yours truly - filepix on 8 April 2007

Trekking has a new meaning. This time, instead of having a one-track mind to reach the summit, we will set the target and zero-in on rubbish.
After reading one of the websites on Gunung Nuang, I find the following statement is amusing: "Rubbish is also getting to be a big problem as campers still don't have the brains to carry out what they bring in." The tag-line of the recent blockbluster "TRANSFORMERS" come to my mind: one group is trying to destroy the Earth and another group is trying to protect it. Yeah, I think we are the Optimus Prime or Bumblebee!

So far, Chong YF, Tony P3 and yours truly are interested to go. Another attraction after the workout (with much walking and bending) is to look for durians there. It is durian season now! Hulu Langat is famous for producing abundance of good quality durians and the price is reasonably cheaper than in Kuala Lumpur. Eating durians in a group should be more fun than eating during at home, much like watching World Cup with friends in mamak restaurants…. Note by KC.

The rubbish is visible at the top left of this photo - stream near Camp Lo Lo

Project: Mountain Clean Up Project
Venue: Sungai Lolo, Batu 24, Hulu Langat, Selangor
Date: 22nd July 2007 (Sunday)
Time: 07:30am
Organizer: Persatuan Ananda Marga Yoga Kuala Lumpur (near SS 2 area)
Contact No: 03-7874 4251
Joining free: Adult RM10; Child: RM3
Joining free inclusive of: Refreshments and Free T-shirt and goodies
0730 Registration at Entrance, breakfast
0815 Arrival of VIP
0830 VIP Speech
0845 Participants start trekking to LoLo Campsite. Enjoy the nature
1100 Participants reach Lolo Campsite, start clean up rubbish
1200 Participants return to Entrance
1300 Participants reach entrance and lunch services. Participants can have bath and swimming at the river.
1500 Program ends.
Participants shall equip with the followings:
1) Sport shoes or outdoor shoes
2) Small backpack, plastic bags
3) Hat, raincoat, camera
4) Extra set of clothes, towel and soap.
Environmental Clean Up Project:
Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang is situated in Pangsoon, 24 miles of Hulu Langat. Gunung Nuang is the highest mountain in Selangor, also is the "training center" for the jungle trekker.

Lolo campsite is the first campsite with a crystal clear river crossing the campsite. The crowded trekkers have populated the campsite with all kind of rubbish scatter around the campsite.

To continue with our commitment in nature conservation efforts, Ananda Marga has take the initiative to organize this environmental clean up project to clean up all the rubbish at LoLo Campsite.

All the participants will need to trek two hours into LoLo campsite to collect the rubbish, and bring out to the entrance of the Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang.

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