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

FoE Infographics on the proposed 3rd runway project

Dear Friends,

Friends of the Earth - FoE’s has produced a series of infographics to reveal the ruses used by HKAA in the EIA report, please feel free to use and share on your websites. We will keep lobbying the ACE members to ask more questions over the meeting.

Best,

Melonie Chau 周月翔
Friends of the Earth (HK) 香港地球之友
D: 3184 1509 W: www.foe.org.hk

Fundamentally Flawed Outline Zoning Plans for Hoi Ha and Pak Sha O

By Tim Collard

As is widely acknowledged, the 2012 trawler ban in Hong Kong waters was an important step forward in the process of re-establishing a healthy marine environment (and fisheries), and it is having a beneficial effect. When diving in Mirs Bay a visible return of fish species not commonly seen for years is apparent. However, the past two years’ gains are being compromised by developers and their increasingly large-scale “small house” construction projects inside the Sai Kung Country Parks, as well as their re-introduction of farming along the stream that flows into the Hoi Ha Marine Park and its protected coral reef areas.

In the 1960s, small coral reefs were common in the area – sadly, this is no longer so. While the decline has likely been due to pollution, widespread bottom trawling, and construction on both the Guangdong and Hong Kong sides of the bay, the underlying cause is increased silt, chemical pollutants in the silt itself, and increased drainage from human settlements in the area. This seriously damages the marine environment, including corals and mangroves, which are critically important breeding grounds for many fish, including high value garoupa, snapper and bream which are important to both “capture” fisheries and as a source of juveniles for Hong Kong’s fish farming industry. Environmental degradation in Mirs Bay affects not only the natural beauty of the area but also the livelihoods of thousands of lower-income people. According to the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department (AFCD) website, both capture fisheries and fish farming were valued at approximately HK$2.4 billion in 2013.

No comprehensive measures to sort and separate waste

In today's South China Morning Post :

http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1550609/no-comprehensive-measures-sort-and-separate-waste-hong-kong

A Chinese version is attached and have been sent to members of the
Finance Committee. I urge you in circulating the document to
officials in Hong Kong and the media especially Chinese ones.

We need to highlight the incompetence and dishonesty of the
Environmental Bureau, and create an atmosphere in the public domain
and among senior principals in CY Leung's administration that forces
them to withdraw their incinerator proposal and allow more sensible
solution to be considered in the next three months before the next
legislative year convenes in October if no action is taken in the
remaining days because of successful filibustering effort.

Regards,

Tom Yam

Protection of Country Park Enclaves

Dear Sir

 

Mr Sham’s letter in Tuesday’s SCMP would have been quite comic if it did not display such a callous and calculated abrogation of AFCD’s responsibilities to safeguard Hong Kong’s environment.  The decision not to incorporate enclaves such as Hoi Ha into the Country Parks system was contrary to the Government’s Enclave Policy, the relevant Working Paper from the Country and Marine Parks Board and the Convention on Bio-Diversity, which states, in Annex 8(e), that “sound and sustainable” planning processes must be put in place in areas “adjacent to protected areas”- exactly the position with Hoi Ha and Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park / SSSI.  Despite this responsibility, the potential impact of the zoning plan on Hoi Ha Wan has never been mentioned by AFCD.

 

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