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on 17 Aug, 15:43
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KDCF Day 20 AUG 2016

KDCF Day 20 AUG 2016
Past Event
20 Aug
8:00 - 16:00
Kota Damansara Community Forest

It is time once again for our annual forest community gathering! Featuring all the things that KDCF DAY has become known for – this year we will have guided nature walks, forest treks, activities for children and of course, kayaking on the lake! The KDCF Society information centre will be open so you can find out more about the Society’s activities and how you too can get involved! Look out for our special exhibition which honours trail volunteers since 2007 and visit the booths of other participating nature and environment groups. Keep an eye out for more activity highlights to be announced in the coming weeks!

on 14 Sep, 18:17
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Fundraising campaign: Caring for forest trails in Kota Damansara

Fundraising campaign: Caring for forest trails in Kota Damansara
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Enable us to keep open 10 km of forest trails that connect our community to nature for one year.

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Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve was gazetted in 2010 after a sustained campaign by civil society to safeguard the forest. This 800 acres of forest remains today, a precious oasis of green amid the urban sprawl of Klang Valley, a refuge for biodiversity and humans alike.

Over the past 5 years, with our volunteers and sponsors, we are proud to have demonstrated the power of public participation by building 14 km of sustainable forest trails that are open to the public without charge. The trails provide an amazing pathway to recreation, education, and reconnecting with nature and well-being.

KDCF’s forest trails are maintained by volunteers working alongside a dedicated team of Temuan Orang Asli that are the backbone of forest trail upkeep. We rely on the Temuan Team for rapid response – removing fallen trees from trails, replacing broken signage, even removing hornets nests! They also accompany visiting volunteers or school groups that come to learn about the forest environment. In sum, without them it would not be possible to keep our trails open, safe and serving our community.

KDCF Society is committed to ensuring that there is regular work and income for our indigenous neighbours. Each year we need approximately USD4,000 for trail maintenance. This year we have already managed to raise USD1,000 of this amount. With your help we can raise the rest of the funds we need to continue to engage the Temuan Team to maintain the KDCF trails for a further 12 months.

Please click here to support our campaign.

on 8 Mar, 20:53
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KDCF Guide – Basic Training Course

KDCF Guide – Basic Training Course
Past Event
Kota Damansara Community Forest
Kota Damansara Community Forest (KDCF) Society will be organising its first ever KDCF Guide Training Course in April. The basic idea for the course is to develop a pool of volunteer guides that we can call upon to lead visitors into KDCF during events as well as on normal days. It is also an opportunity for anyone who’s interested to become a KDCF Guide to learn more about the biodiversity of KDCF as well as to develop some related skillsets.
No background in guiding or great knowledge of botany or insects, or anything like that is required. Through a combination of short lectures, field work and group exercises, the course will cover all of the basics needed and we will facilitate participants to form their own personal interpretative stories for the KDCF trails. We are putting together a great group of guest lecturers for the course, who will cover the following topics:
– Basics concepts in forest ecology
– History of forest management in Selangor and KDCF
– Co-managing of KDCF
– Plants of KDCF
– Birds of KDCF
– Frogs and reptiles of KDCF
– Basics of nature guiding
– Ethnobotany and indigenous knowledge
– Jungle rescue and first aid
The course will span 1.5 days, spread over two consecutive Saturdays in April, i.e. 5th and 12th (half day). The registration form is attached here. So if you’re keen, do fill it up and return to me as soon as possible, as places are limited.
Thanks.
Best regards,
Dylan Ong
Hon. Secretary, KDCF Society
on 12 Feb, 11:44
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Volunteer Trail Day – Building T4 (3rd session)

Volunteer Trail Day – Building T4 (3rd session)
Past Event
22 Feb
8:15 - 11:30
Taman Rimba Riang, KD9

We have made amazing progress on this trail so far thanks to our dedicated and driven volunteers! Come join us as we press on on T4, the first of the two Rimba Riang trails. This next trail day is on aSaturday.

As with all trail days, come with appropriate footwear, long sleeves, mosquito repellent, parang, gloves. We will supply cangkuls, rakes and special CNY refreshments for celebrating. For those that have never been on a trail day, come by 8.15 am for a special briefing.

on 10 Dec, 14:05
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Sahabat Trail Walk-Run

Sahabat Trail Walk-Run
Past Event
21 Dec
8:00 - 10:00
Kota Damansara Community Forest

Members that trek together stay together! For regular users, and for those new to the sustainable forest trails in KDCF. Let’s go together! Option to grab breakfast together after! We are doing the 5 km option. A bit long for children, so we recommend adults only with reasonable fitness.

on 27 Nov, 14:04
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Green Community Day @ KDCF

Green Community Day @ KDCF
Past Event
1 Dec
8:00 - 16:00
Kota Damansara Community Forest

Targeting forest lovers and local residents, Green Community Day is the perfect opportunity to come out and enjoy the Kota Damansara forest. This is a back to basics affair with guided nature walks, guided MTB outings, and the kayaks will be back for one day only. A perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to this precious bit of forest, learn something new about the KDCF, and also to register as a KDCF member and find out more about volunteer and Environmental Education opportunities in the coming year!

See you there! Tell your friends.

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