Munnekolala Lake tree planting

On 14th June 2014, Whitefield Rising is organizing a tree-planting drive along the shores of Munnekolala Lake. Read more about the restoration of this lake here.
 
As Arvind Keerthi from Whitefield Rising says,
What is exciting about this drive is that it is a confluence of efforts made by the BBMP Lakes Department, which is supplying the 600 saplings, private sponsorship from United Way of Bengaluru, which is funding the equipment and materials, and of course our beloved volunteers, who coaxed the process along, and will supply the calories needed to plant the saplings. 
If you love planting trees, or like to spot-fix (i.e., beautify) your neighborhood, or want to see painted storks flying over Munnekolala Lake, this is the perfect Saturday morning workout for you. 
 
Details

Place: Munnekolala Lake, approach via AECS Layout main road (Check location here)

Date: Saturday, 14th June 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. onwards

* Children, age 10+, accompanied by parents, are welcome to join.

* Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, hats that you don’t mind getting dirty.

* Bring at least two bottles of water each.  

* No dustbins at this lake, so please do not bring anything that you are not willing to take back with you. 

If you are attending, you are requested to mail treeplanting.munnekolala@whitefieldrising.org 
  

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