Many residents reported brown streaks in the waters of East Lamma Channel. The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department confirmed today that water sample analysis shows red tide is formed by non-toxic algal species Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus, Guinardia delicatula and Pseudo-nitzschia pungens. The red tide is extensively observed from Lei Yue Mun to Lantau Island, and AFCD expects it may persist for some time during the summer. Flotsam including Styrofoam boxes are seen mixed with the sticky red tide. The Marine Department will respond to requests for clean ups of the flotsam. So do send us your pictures with clear indication of date and time.
Following a successful pilot scheme, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has placed multiple mosquito trapping devices in Pokfulam. These devices kill adult mosquitoes and prevent larvae from developing. You may click here for a video introduction and here for the patent developer's website.
We received some 20 complaints from Pokfulam residents over the black smoke emitted by a container vessel at East Lamma Channel on 29 April 2020. Official complaints were lodged with the Marine Department which is now investigating. The vessel was in transit and has been put on the watch list for when it next calls port in Hong Kong. We thank all residents for their alerts. A three minute continuous video was received and is part of the evidence to be studied by the enforcement officers of Marine Department.
With the summer and humidity the mosquitoes and biting midges are back. We are working with government departments on strengthening mosquito control operations at bus stops, as well as the drainage channels along footways and slopes. Do take your own prevention measures and apply mosquito repellent when you go outdoors.
We thank a local student for studying and proposing improvements for the Sandy Bay promenade. As a first outcome, HKU has now placed new benches on the promenade in front of the sports grounds. We thank both Dylan and HKU for their support.
First of all let me thank the community groups who helped clear some slopes. We are also working with different government departments on cleaning of their slopes section by section. We encourage private buildings to clear the slopes under their maintenance responsibility. Importantly, we need everyone to help keep slopes clean.
I thank all dog walkers who pick up dog poo. But please remind all dog walkers to STOP THROWING DOG POO BAGS DOWN THE SLOPES. Take the bags to nearby bins. In case you or they don’t know where the bins are or they are broken or missing, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Pokfulam Clean.
The works have started to fix the uneven surfaces to avoid residents from tripping over it.
HK University is responsible for maintenance of the road behind the sports facilities in Sandy Bay. A hiatus in cleaning has occurred due to a change in contractors. The university has arranged a separate clean up today and has promised to take better care going forward.
AFCD caught two large and two medium size wild boars at the Waterfront Park yesterday. They have been relocated to the country parks in the New Territories. Since September 2019, AFCD relocated 11 wild boars from Pokfulam and will continue their "Capture, Contraceptive and Rehome/Release Programme" in 2020.