Don’t Go Ruining Waterfalls

Looking down at the mossy ground I was walking on at the Sungai Liam waterfalls, I see nature’s wondrous art. Leaves turned from green to yellow to amber to white. More than beauty, it is Mother’s Nature way of recycling. The leaves rot and decompose into the top soil from which the shedding tree grew from.

Sadly, at many of our popular waterfalls, visitors have discarded stuff that will never bio-degrade. They dump styrofoam food containers and plastic bags at the very spot they picnic at. As a result, there is garbage in every rock crevice. The streams have rubbish floating into every nook and cranny.

I was at the launch of the Sustainable Waterfall Adoption Program in Ulu Yam. It is a noble initiative to clean up, sustain & protect selected waterfalls. Funded by Alstom as a community service project and supported by the Selangor Association Of Waterfalls (Pertubuhan Pencinta Air Terjun Selangor), the program is hoping to raise public awareness on the need to conserve our natural treasures.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f5, 1/125 sec.

Waterfalls

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