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More people volunteering at National Parks

Published on Dec 8, 2012 3:20 PM
The number of volunteers at NParks has increased by a third over the past year. These include student Choo Yi Feng, 15, who has led guided tours in Chek Jawa since he was in Primary 5. -- PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

The number of volunteers who help out regularly at parks this year has swelled to 800 or 33 per cent more than last year.

In the 1990s, there was just 50.

The National Parks Board, which manages more than 300 parks here, revealed these figures at its inaugural Volunteers Appreciation Day today.

These volunteers - from as young as nine to 80-years-old - help out with activities including gardening, as well conducting guided walks and marine biodiversity surveys.

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