CAMPAIGNERS against massive reclamation proposals are stepping up their protests. Events will draw attention to the damage to the harbour if the infill schemes go ahead. Ideas include a Save the Harbour day, public debates, petitions to the Governor and English and Chinese essay competitions with $5,000 prizes. They will be co-ordinated through the Society of the Protection of the Harbour, which is being set up by leading Town Planning Board member Winston Chu Ka-sun and independent legislator Christine Loh Kung-wai. The society will be the focal point of mounting public concern about future reclamation which involves infilling 636 hectares of the harbour in southeast Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Green Island and Wan Chai. This is addition to the west Kowloon and Central schemes, all well under way. The Green Island project has been widely criticised, particularly by mariners who say filling in Sulphur Channel between the island and Western will significantly increase the risk of collisions and endanger passengers' lives. Ships' masters would no longer have a clear view of the southwestern approaches to the harbour, and will have to make sharp, 90-degree turns. Hong Kong Ferry is also concerned the scheme will lengthen journey times to Lamma and from Peng Chau and Cheung Chau by about 10 or 15 minutes. 'We are demanding full disclosure of information about the reclamation plans including their adverse effects . . . A glossy exhibition is not public consultation,' Mr Chu said.