Club : Lions Club of JB Taman Gaya
Club No. : 3880 – 117413
Sponsor Club : Lions Club of Johor Jaya
Charter Date : 18-07-2012
Charter President : David Lim Tzaw Feng
Centennial President (2016-2017) : ET Kueh (Kueh Juan Sin)
Project Name : Planting of Bakau Trees and Releasing of fish & prawn fries into the river.
Project Description :
Since 2014 we have planted Bakau trees at the nearly depleted zone of some swampy areas at Tanjung Piai located in Pontian, Johor. The main objective is to prevent the Malaysian mangrove swamps from being depleted due to erosion. From the tsunami that hit our shore in 2004 we have seen that mangrove swamp had proven to be an effective barrier in saving the lives of the people. We had also released some fish and prawn fries into Sungai Pulai so that the poor fisherman could have another source of income.
About 75 % of our members took part in this yearly project that has benefitted about 2,000 people in the vicinity. The project is supported by the State Government with grant of RM3,000.
The sustainability of the project depends on the determination of its members and following the guidelines formulated by the Club.