Spot the Purple Heron and do Shramdan

The Ambalipuralake rejuvenation work has progress very well, as mentioned earlier.

Purple Heron. Pic: Rajesh Rao.

Purple Heron at Ambalipura Lake. Pic: Rajesh Rao.

Yesterday, Rajesh Rao, a resident of the adjoining Trinity Woods, spotted a Purple Heron, and says, "So nice to see the birds coming back!"

Meanwhile, the grass has grown very rapidly in the lake, and apparently it can cause the lake to dry up by december if we just let them grow. Rao says if the deep end is cleared, new grass will not grow as there is two foot of standing water.

So residents are planning to work this Sunday and clear the grass.

On Sunday 19th September, a community ‘ Shram Daan’ activity is planned at the Ambalipura Lake, to remove the grass that is growing in the lake bed, to ensure that the lake bed does not go dry due to the uncontrolled growth of grass.

Forward 150 is requesting residents of all residential complexes in the vicinity to come and participate in this cause. Please bring along any garden tools as the grass needs to be pulled out, roots and all. It involves working in standing water so please wear appropriate foot wear. Refreshments will be served.

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