The Straits Times
Published on Dec 08, 2012

More people volunteering at National Parks


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.