E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!

Celebrating #WorldEnvironmentMonth by sharing with you the videos from E.F.I’s well-wishers. Watch the #Ecostory of Smt. Sreedevi, from DXC Technology Smt. Sreedevi talks about her favorite lake restoration, the Alleri Lake at Tambaram, Chennai. To know more,-Read: https://efiblog.org/?s=alleri Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the contentContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!”

E.F.I’s Eco Lab Batch of 2020 – Our new environmental leaders

In the academic year 2019-20, E.F.I  established an environmental education program called “Eco-Lab” at the Chennai Middle School in Thiruvanmiyur. Students from classes 6th to 8th were invited to participate in sessions, which were conducted every Fridays by E.F.I’s Education Team. The motto behind these sessions were to help the students better understand conservation throughContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco Lab Batch of 2020 – Our new environmental leaders”

E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai

Friday, 21st February 2020 The Karuppan Kulam in Ambattur was restored in the summer of 2019 by E.F.I in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation (G.C.C) & the Murugappa group. Prior to the restoration, the Karuppanan Kulam was a makeshift dump yard slowly degrading day by day. The pond went through a scientific restore effortContinue reading “E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai”

The Alapakkam Lake – a preview

The Alapakkam Lake, locally known as Kuyavan Eri, is located in between the military airstrip of Sittalapakkam in the north and Alapakkam in the south. The surrounding area is not densely populated and mainly shaped by fields and one-to two-storey houses. Some of those homes border the lake directly. Lush green weeds are covering theContinue reading “The Alapakkam Lake – a preview”

Alleri tank – Silt is moving

The restoration of Alleri tank has been now going on for nearly a month and without no doubt, the lake has changed a lot. The de-watering has completely finished with only leaving two pits of water for fish, turtles and other aquatic animals to stay during the restoration progress. Invasive weeds have been removed fromContinue reading “Alleri tank – Silt is moving”

A day for the sake of the lake and self-care

That day, for the sake of the Arasankazhani Lake and self-care, was the first of a kind activity which I had ever come across in Chennai. It is very close to my heart, because the lake still survives, even with so much of disturbances right next to it. Thanks to Environmentalist Foundation of India forContinue reading “A day for the sake of the lake and self-care”

Birds at Sholinganallur

A love story to a working ecosystem.   The Sholinganallur Lake in the southern suburb of Sholinganallur was part in the first community-orientated restoration program by E.F.I. This year the lake got de-silted. The bunds got formed and native species got planted. This lake evolved into a green oasis inside Chennai’s concrete jungle. The waterContinue reading “Birds at Sholinganallur”

Oma Kulam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

The Oma Kulam pond located in Madhavaram, north Chennai, measures a size of around 3.5 acres. Garbage dumping and sewage inlets let to a great decrease in water capacity, as far as a nearly complete disappearance. In collaborating effort The Greater Chennai Corporation and E.F.I. set the goal of reviving this pond. In March 2017Continue reading “Oma Kulam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.”

Lake Restoration: Ayyan Kulam at Ambattur

Ayyan kulam is one of the sewage pumping stations in Ambattur. The lake is located in Oragadam which is around 5 km from Ambattur Industrial Estate. It is located along Erikarai Street in Oragadam. Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I.) once again collaborated with Greater Chennai Corporation and CREDAI to restore a dead water body inContinue reading “Lake Restoration: Ayyan Kulam at Ambattur”