HK Coastal Watch Ocean Seminar 2015


近日天氣開始回暖,係咪突然間好掛住個海?

嚟緊5月3日,育養小隊會舉辦第三場海洋講座,跟進香港海洋垃圾嘅最新情況,仲會為大家介紹最受香港人喜愛嘅中華白海豚正面臨嘅威脅,更加會教大家點樣廢物利用,將唔要嘅物件製作成最美觀耐用嘅新品!去享受陽光海灘之前,不如先做足準備,學下點樣保護我哋嘅海洋呀。即刻登入 http://wwf.hk/oceanseminar3 報名,費用全免㗎!

Summer is coming! Are you missing the ocean as much as we are? 

The Coastal Watch team will organise the third Ocean Seminar on 3 May, providing you with the latest developments on the government’s Clean Shorelines initiative, introducing interesting facts about the Chinese white dolphins, and teaching you how to create new products with waste materials through art and design. If you are looking for a way to enjoy the beach and the sunshine and at the same time preserve our marine ecology, don’t think twice! Sign up for the seminar at http://wwf.hk/oceanseminar3 today! It’s free of charge!

#coastalwatchHK #wwfhk #oceanseminar
 
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Dear Paid Up Members,

Notice is hereby given that the 2015 FSK Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on 16 April at Italianos Restaurant in Sai Kung.

Agenda is as follows:

Confirmation of the minutes of last AGM held on 4/4/14
Chairman’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Election of Office Bearers for 2015
AOB

As some of our committee are leaving, we appeal to members to step forward to help. The committee only meets six times a year and helps FSK to perform valuable environmental work.

If you are interested in helping, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information and to RSVP your attendance at the AGM, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

Save Lugard Road Now 立即拯救盧吉道

A third public consultation on hotel at Lugard Road - we need you to act
 
盧吉道建酒店第三次咨詢:需要您馬上行動 
 
 
Dear friends of ABHK,

Thanks to your help we have been able to keep up the pressure against the development of a hotel at 27 Lugard Road. As you may know the developer submitted a fresh application in November 2014 responding to some of the public's objections and there was a public consultation. 827 people sent in their comments by the 2 December 2014 deadline.

Now the developer has tweaked the plans further and the Town Planning Board is having a third public consultation on the tweaked plans!

The aim, as far as we can see, is to exhaust the public and reduce the number of responses to public consultations. We can't allow that to happen and need to you to pls email the Town Planning Board to oppose this plan yet again. The deadline for sending in your comments to the Town Planning Board is30 January.

POLLUTION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY BY AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS

FoHH has sent the attached to the media, demonstrating that the water gathering ground is being polluted and that the pollutants are flowing down the stream into the Marine Park.
 
AFCD and EPD are, as expected, doing nothing, not even testing the stream water.

Dear FSK members,
 
In September we asked you to pay your annual subscription fee of $100 ($50 for juniors under 18 and seniors over 65) as agreed at the AGM in April. It appears we have not received your payment. FSK has this year spent a substantial amount on the Save Our Country Park Forum, website, banners, presentations to Town Planning Board, calenders etc We value your membership and if you are still in Hong Kong we hope you do care about a green Sai Kung! Please pay your 2014/15 fee by 1 December either by cheque payable to ‘Friends of Sai Kung’ or by bank transfer/deposit to Bank of China A/C 012-617-00023319. Please make sure your name is recorded on the cheque or transfer/deposit slip and send to PO Box 45, Sai Kung Post Office.

If you have already paid your membership, please ignore this message or if you are unsure, then please contact our membership secretary Geraldine at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thanks for your understanding.
 
Friends of Sai Kung Committee

 

Guy Shirra, Operations Officer of the Friends of Sai Kung (FSK), will lead a walk over one of Hong Kong's finest ancient Chinese boulder trackways.
The walk should take approximately 2 1/2 hours and will end at the Tin Hau Temple in Sai Kung.
Come prepared with the usual gear for a walk in the Hong Kong countryside: Good shoes, water, sun protection and a change of clothes suggested.
Date: Saturday, 29 November 2014
Time: Meet at 11:15 to leave promptly at 11:30am
Start Location: Wong Nai Tau Bus Terminus, Siu Lek Yuen Road, Grid Ref: 135 777
Access to Start: Bus 89D from Lam Tin MTR or Taxi from City One or Shek Mun MTR
Cost: The walk is free but donations to FSK would be gratefully received - or you can buy an FSK 2015 Calendar for $120  Lunch will be self-pay.

Map of Start: http://hk.centamap.com/gc/centamaplocation.aspx?x=840474&y=827030&sx=840474.12248&sy=827030.37096&z=6&lg=en

Map of Finish: http://hk.centamap.com/gc/centamaplocation.aspx?x=845901&y=826880&sx=845901.19279&sy=826880.91406&z=4&lg=en

Link to Walk:https://sites.google.com/site/hongkongbouldertrackways/documentsheritage Walks No 1

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FSK 2015 CALENDAR PRE ORDERS!

That's right! We've done it again! A beautiful compilation of Sai Kung photography, by local photographers!

Pre order period open NOW for paid up members only (being on the Facebook group does not equal 'membership' of FSK). 
If you have not yet become a member (membership is only $100 a year! BARGAIN!) please apply with our membership secretary Geraldine at gerryhk88@hotmail.com.

Pre order form is here http://goo.gl/forms/65W87hqo47

For a volunteer community group, we work REALLY hard to help with all your community issues on land, air and sea! So please do support us by becoming members, joining our email list and by purchasing our annual calendar.

If you have any questions - please contact FSK at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks!

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED

Living Islands Movement
Dear Members and Supporters

Sorry for the late notice though the Finance Committee meeting tomorrow has agenda items that include the funding requests for the incinerator, landfill extensions and a very overpriced organic waste treatment facility. See details via http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr14-15/english/fc/fc/agenda/fc20141017.htm

Please send emails today and tomorrow requesting legislators do not approve these items.

Below is information we have previously supplied in an earlier email before the summer recess. The key points all remain the same so feel free to use the email lists and let legislators know your thoughts.

Regards
The LIM Committee

Targeted Email Writing starting from Wed 25 June

Start sending emails to the members of the Finance Committee to let them know your feelings about the Incinerator Project.

We have prepared links to a number of sample letters that you could send plus a list of email addresses of the Members.

Sample Letter to Finance Committee #1 - Cost
Sample Letter to Finance Committee #2 - Overspend 
Sample Letter to Finance Committee #3 - Strategy
Sample Letter to Finance Committee #4 - Site Selection
Sample Letter to Finance Committee #5 - Health
Legco Finance Committee - email addresses
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx1oPABs203ZaWtrRmU4UGY4dnM&usp=sharing

With time running out, the Finance Committee in Legco has only three more meetings in June and July before they adjourn for the summer, i.e. June 27, July 4 and 11.

We suggest that you choose one letter that addresses the issues that you care most about, personalise it with your own details, copy and paste the email addresses into the bcc box and send it.

We recommend that the letters are sent on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th for maximum impact. If the Finance Committee members see lots of emails complaining about the Incinerator Project and Waste Management generally, the topic will be very fresh in their minds when they sit in the meeting on 27th June (or 4th July). We need to let them know that Hong Kong people do not support this Project, and that there is a better way to managing the waste problem.

Thanks again for your support.
Regards
The Committee of the Living Islands Movement

(P.S. Please spread the word to all your friends and contacts. The more people that email the better)

Our mailing address is:
Living Islands Movement
GPO Box 1218
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Hong Kong
Copyright (C) 2014 Living Islands Movement All rights reserved.

Dear FSK members,

At the AGM held on 4 April 2014, it was unanimously agreed that members should henceforth pay an annual subscription fee of $100 ($50 for juniors under 18 and seniors over 65). Members who did not pay at the AGM are now asked to pay their 2014/15 fee either by cheque payable to ‘Friends of Sai Kung’ or by bank transfer/deposit to Bank of China A/C 012-617-00023319. Please make sure your name is recorded on the cheque or transfer/deposit slip and send to PO Box 45, Sai Kung Post Office..

Many thanks,
Friends of Sai Kung

For your attention and representations: 5 enclaves OZPs are gazatted

Dear all,

Here is the forthcoming schedule of deadlines, for your concern. Please read and make representation. 
Thank you

18 Sept Shek Kip Mei OZP amendment representation deadline (rezone GB for R)
29 Sept To Kwa Peng, Pak Tam Au hearing (CP enclaves)
8Oct Tung A, Pak A representation deadline (CP enclaves)
22Oct 5 Luk Wu, Ko Lau Wan, Lai Chi Wo , Yim Tin Tsai, Mau Ping OZP representation deadline (CP enclaves)

Statutory Plan Notes
S/I-LWKS/1 - Luk Wu and Keung Shan gazetted on 22/08/2014 under s.5http://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/pdf/S_I-LWKS_1_e.pdf
S/NE-KLW/1 - Ko Lau Wan gazetted on 22/08/2014 under s.5http://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/pdf/S_NE-KLW_1_e.pdf
S/NE-LCW/1 - Lai Chi Wo, Siu Tan and Sam A Tsuen gazetted on 22/08/2014 under s.5 http://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/pdf/S_NE-LCW_1_e.pdf
S/NE-YTT/1 - Yim Tin Tsai and Ma Shi Chau gazetted on 22/08/2014 under s.5 http://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/pdf/S_NE-YTT_1_e.pdf
S/ST-MP/1 - Mau Ping gazetted on 22/08/2014 under s.5http://www.ozp.tpb.gov.hk/pdf/S_ST-MP_1_e.pdf