The first time we celebrated Earth Day was in 2010, to publicize the revival of our Puttakere among residents in the area. At that point, we had no idea that we were in for a long haul.
|Earth Day 2010 at South City Apartments, Bangalore (Pic: Ashok Das)|
In fact, even when we registered PNLIT in June that year, we did so to assist BBMP and ensure that the lake doesn't relapse. Signing an agreement with them in May 2011 and becoming official custodians of the lake meant no turning, or looking, back for us, trustees. Since then, the lake, and we, have come a long way.
|A serene morning at the lake, Apr 2022 (Pic: Nithya)|
|Folk concert at the lake on 24th Apr 2022 (Pic: Nupur Jain)|
|Removing litter from the water (Pic: Nupur Jain)|
|Juvenile Great Cormorant (Pic: Madhurima Das)|
|Spot-billed Duck family (Pic: Jayashree Govind)|
|Water lilies abuzz with bees (Pic: Jayashree Govind)|
|Nesting box in water (Pic: Nupur Jain)|
|Nesting box occupied by squirrel (Pic: Ramu)|