23th May 2016- When the replacement Local Plan for Cameron Highlands 2030 was open for public viewing late last year, many of us could not immediately find the time to scrutinize it . It came in 3 big volumes ie Jilid I to III and since no detailed copies were initially available for the public to ‘takeaway’, one had to spend time at the town planners office to study it. (Later, although it became available online some pages were duplicated while others were missing.)
Then the reporters started calling. Amongst the first questions they asked were “What is REACH’s comment on the 7.5 degrees rise in minimum temperature in Cameron Highlands?”
Following this, the second speaker Ms. Vanajah gave a short speech on the importance of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. This was followed by the headmaster of SMKSAS welcoming the students and highlighting the school’s environmental efforts.
The objective of this contest was to get students to build creative inventions using recycled materials. The contest was judged by Dr. Liau, Miss Kyoko Kaibara,a Japanese long stay resident, Mr. UthayaKumar, and Ms. Sharon Baker.
21st March 2016-The biodiversity centre is located on a ridge in Gunung Brinchang at an elevation of 1800 metres above sea level. It was illegally cleared in 2000 and formal permission was given to REACH in 2004 to reforest it. In 2012 we set up a centre at the site for research and education.
29th March 2016
Reforestation is one of the core activities of REACH . Currently REACH has 2 main reforestation programmes ie
- Reforestation programmes in Gunung Brinchang and other smaller areas.
- Reforestation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
1. Reforestation programmes in Gunung Brinchang
This began in 2001 in an illegally cleared land on a ridge in Gunung Brinchang.It is conducted from funds from private bodies. As this area is almost fully reforested, for 2015 the reforestation exercises were incorporated with other biodiversity activities such as bird watching, mossy forest educational walks, fertilizing the planted trees.. For future programmes it would include ‘planting’ epiphytes such as orchids onto existing trees.
8th March 2016,
Dear REACH Members,
I hereby give notice that REACH 16th Annual General Meeting will be held as follows :
Date : 23rd March 2016, Wednesday
Time : 8 pm
Venue : IJ Barre Centre, Tanah Rata
2. Agenda :-
1.President’s welcoming address
2.To confirm the minutes of the 15th Annual General Meeting.
3.To adopt the annual report 2015.
4.To approve the audited Statements of Accounts ending 31st Dec 2015.
5.To consider any other matters of which 7 clear days notice shall have been given in writing to the secretary.
6.President’s closing speech.
We appreciate your attendance.
(Dr. Koh Gim Lam )
CAMERON HIGHLANDS NEEDS A HELPING HAND …… YOURS
Besides our school programmes ,a few of our committee members also conduct English Language Programmes in the indigenous villages on the outskirts of town almost every week. They are mainly reading and writing lessons in simple English for children and young adults. As these programmes have been ongoing for a number of months now the turnout is usually very good. But to be effective more volunteers who can speak fluent English are needed.
So if you are visitng Cameron Highlands for a few days or you are back home for your semester break and would like to help out do contact Dr Koh Gim Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org or Datin Aseema at email@example.com