Friday, May 9, 2014

Protect Arekere Reserve Forest campaign

Senior officials at the Arekere Reserve Forest (near Ganesh Temple) want to promote awareness of the importance of trees and forests especially among the residents in the area. They want volunteers to work with them so that the effort is sustained even if they are transferred elsewhere. This is indeed a much needed effort to protect the trees not yet felled in our "Garden City." 

According to a recent study conducted by the IISc, green cover in the city has reduced to 0.1 tree per person whereas to maintain a healthy urban environment the ratio should be 1 tree per person. 

PNLIT is a very small team and we do not have the strength to take on this responsibility as well. However, given the vital need to protect not just our lake but also trees in the locality we can consider doing whatever we can with your help. 

Mr. Saravanan, South City resident, has very kindly agreed to coordinate this initiative. Please spare a little time and volunteer to save at least the trees in our area. 

The next meeting with the Forest Dept. officials is on May 15th at 3.30 p.m. If you would like to participate in this Protect Arekere Reserve Forest campaign, please email Mr. Saravanan <>



molarbear's posts said...

Where is the meeting to be held? I'll try to be there.Deepa.

Arathi Manay said...

Venue : Dorasani Palya Research Station
Meeting : 15th May 2014 at 3 pm

Message fm Saravanan
We developed a theme called "Educate & Engage." This is essentially to educate people around this neighborhood and help them to get engaged. Most of them are regular users of this place and it is reasonable to request them to do a favor in return by being the protector of this nice place. We have a meeting scheduled and following are the details:
Venue : Dorasani Palya Research Station
Meeting : 15th May 2014 at 3 pm
We will be discussing the following:
Common platform to share ideas
Cleaning phase
How can volunteers help?
Current & upcoming plans, etc.

Usha said...

Just a line to confirm to you that the meeting with the forest officials will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow (15th May) in the office of Mr. G. Selva Kumar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. The Reserve Forest is on the Brigade Millenium - Arekere Road, after the Puttenahalli Lake well before you reach the Ganesh Temple junction. The Forest Dept board cannot be missed.
Entering the premises, go straight in. Mr. Selva Kumar's office is in the second building on the right.
Since time is short, I am sending it to all directly instead of routing through Saravanan who's taken the lead in this initiative.
Look forward to meeting you all tomorrow.