IJM LAND CSR event (2013)
The downside to living next to a beautiful Forest Reserve is the fact that you have to live with thoughtless people. On this, we are specifically referring to those people that come for recreation at KDCFR but have no consideration for local residents that live in the adjacent condo or for students and their parents that go to school here. They have no thought for parking their cars along the lake (why?!) thereby reducing the narrow road to a single lane and blocking the entire community from going in and out of the area easily. This selfish behaviour has really strained everyone’s tolerance levels and poses a threat to the harmony of our community.
There are many things that you do alleviate this parking situation. Here are some of them:-
- Don’t use your car: if you live nearby, hike in, bike in, or carpool in.
- Park further away and walk in. Try parking at the nearby shops, for example, and walk back there as a cool down. Besides you can always reward yourself with a teh ais for being a good citizen!
- Try going in from Section 9 where there is more parking and wider roads. Become acquainted with the Harmoni and Unity Trails.
What is KDCFS doing?
KDCF Committee members have been engaging with the local MBPJ councillor, ADUN, and also local RAs to look into a number of solutions such as opening up another through road to reduce the bottlekneck situation, and also finding alternative parking on private or public land. All these strategies will take time so do try to do your part to reduce human conflict along Jln Merbah in the meantime. We will provide an update when we know more.
At the Kota Damansara Community Forest things are always changing. Storms and strong winds might topple trees and branches, hornets nests can sometimes pose a problem, while our resident pig-tailed macaque (nicknamed Koba) should also generally be avoided. Visit this page to find out any current information on trail access and safety issues that you should know about before you plan your visit.
If you come across any of the above, please make a note of the location and inform us at email@example.com or inform the staff on duty at the Forestry Information Centre at the Section 10 entrance.
If trails are blocked, please avoid these trails while we make arrangements to have them cleared. You too, can assist with clearing trails. Please avoid making baby trails around the blockage as this eats into the natural forest and unnecessarily widens the trail.
30 August 2019 – There are no issues along the Kota Damansara forest trails.
These past few weeks, KDCF Society has been fortunate to have additional assistance from young people who have signed on to serve the community and environmental causes while they work towards their Roots & Shoots Malaysia Award.
KDCF Society has come up with a playful take on being a part of our amazing KDCF community. These sporty dryfit “May the forest be with you!” tshirts are now available! This is a Limited design, so do email us to place your order at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our membership drive we are giving a KDCF t-shirt to everyone that registers as a KDCF Life Member for a one-off membership fee of RM100. You can register as a KDCF Member here and bank your funds into our official account (Persatuan Rimba Komuniti Kota Damansara Selangor CIMB 8003625854). Email us with your payment slip, full name, ic no., and mobile number.
Those of you that have already signed up as Life Members, thank you for your support! We will be contacting you with information on how to collect your Life Member packages once the t-shirts have been delivered.
Many thanks to Wilson Lim for the design!