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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>