Love for our Coasts

As the world cherished its love on Valentine’s day, we celebrated our love for Mother Nature herself. Close 40 volunteers from across the city joined us at 7 am to clean and protect the fragile coasts of Chennai. Volunteers gathered up for the orientation session held at the 4th Seaward Road Beach and the Ashtalakshmi Temple Beach respectively where they were briefed about how the activity would go about.

In no time, the volunteers got right into action and started picking up the garbage from the sands. There seemed to be a lesser crowd this time in the beach and this made our volunteers clean with a lot of time in hand.

As the clean up progressed, the volunteers had encountered the dreadful sight of a dead turtle, with its head stuck in a boat’s propeller. But the brave volunteers continued to push through and were able to collect close 350 kg of trash in a matter of just 2 hours!

Like a token of thanks from Mother Nature, we were gifted with a sight of a dolphin pod swimming past the coast! The event concluded at 10:00 am. And the trash was later collected by GCC’s urbaser.

We thank all the volunteer who joined us! We hope to see you next time as well!

We thank the HCL Foundation and the Greater Chennai Corporation for their support.

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind

Published by LakesOfIndia

Lakes of India is an E.F.I initiative aimed at sensitizing the larger public on freshwater habitats across the country. A blog platform where one can read about lakes across India. You can become a guest blogger to write about a lake in your hometown and initiate an action to protect that lake.

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