The Shah Alam Community Forest (SACF) Society held an Open Day to create awareness and spread the love for nature to the communities around Selangor and the Greater Klang Valley.
More than 300 people came in support of saving the SACF in Section U10 and U13, Shah Alam from being destroyed due to development. The society has been highlighting the benefits of having an urban forest managed by the community for educational, recreational and ecological reasons.
Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam (PEKA) Vice-President Sophie Tann also gave a rousing speech and have been integral in joining the fight to save the forest.
Present at the event was Kota Anggerik assemblyman YB Tuan Najwan Halimi, who expressed his full commitment and support towards protecting the forest and bringing it to the attention of the Parliament.
Visitors to the open day participated in a few activities lined up such as guided walks, talks by River of Life Malaysia, trail running clinics and leaf painting. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UTM) students were also on hand to present special qualities of the five popular trails resulting from their extensive research in the forest.
Our resident naturalist Dr. Teckwyn Lim from the University of Nottingham led an interpretative nature walk where he showcased the diverse rainforest flora and how the forest is important to us and the wildlife.