5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day every year.
This year, the trust MAPSAS (Mahadevapura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti, working at several lakes in East Bangalore) along with Say Trees, will be planting more than 400 indigenous tree saplings at Kasavanahalli Lake. Approval of the BBMP who is the custodian of the lake has been received.
Kasavanahalli Lake, Haralur, is about 22 acres, and is the first lake upstream of Kaikondrahalli Lake, off Sarjapur Road.
About 100-120 volunteers from four corporates (3M, AIG, EMC, San Engineering) are expected. Members of the public are invited to volunteer as well. A core group of local volunteers will look after the trees through the monsoons and Say Trees has guaranteed that they will water the trees after the monsoon this year until the next monsoons, to ensure that the trees survive.
A group of school children will flag the volunteers off. While the trees are being planted, the children will be busy with a drawing/painting session that is being planned. After the tree planting, the volunteers can visit the school to see the artwork on display. Fever 104FM will be covering the event as part of their World Environment Day coverage.
Instructions to volunteers
Please meet at the lake entrance near Haralur School on 5th June 2014, before 9 a.m. (see map below).
Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, wear comfortable shoes, carry rain coats /sun hats and bring at least two bottles of water each.
There are no dustbins at this lake (the BBMP is just finishing the first phase of work on this lake), so please do not bring anything that you are not willing to take back with you.
Please feel free to contact Sumant (8867391150) or Kapil (9886993070).
Make this World Environment Day a memorable one for yourself. Plant a tree at Kasavanahalli Lake!
Thanks to Priya Ramasubban (Trustee, MAPSAS) for the information.