Education, Lake Clean-up, Lake Restoration, Pond Restoration, Video, Volunteer, Water story, YouTube

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

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

Pond Restoration

The Karuppan Kulam – Start of work

Work is going on for 2 weeks at Karuppan Kulam and many things have already changed. At first, the invasive weeds needed to be removed. Plants like the Prosopis Joliflora are destroying the native environment by leaving other native plants no space and water to grow. It looks green on top, but it is grey… Continue reading The Karuppan Kulam – Start of work

Pond Restoration

Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work

The excavators have left the pond and quietness has reentered the compound. A lot has changed during the last weeks of restoration work. The pond is located inside the Samuel Nagar burial ground in Manali and right next to a waste sorting facility. The pond was in bad shape at the start of the restoration, but… Continue reading Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work

Pond Restoration

Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven

North of Tambaram, inside of the MEPZ a 5.1 acres waterbody can be found, the Alleri tank. It seems that this lake is having no severe problems. Lots of birds can be seen flying around, including kingfishers, pond herons and egrets. Even Indian flapshell turtles can be found inside the jungle of seaweed. But under… Continue reading Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven

Pond Restoration

The Karuppan Kulam – Revival of a lost water body

The pond can be found at Menambedu, Ambattur. It is a 2.5-acre waterbody. From outside it does not appear as a pond any more. At first glance, it seems, that shrubs and sludge have completely covered up the area. The surroundings are mainly low one to three-storey residential buildings. To the west and south, there… Continue reading The Karuppan Kulam – Revival of a lost water body

Pond Restoration

The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration

The waterbody is located in Samuel Nagar in the northern suburbs of Chennai. The 0.65 acres-sized pond was in bad shape. Weeds grew all over the water. The bunds lost their structure. In addition, lots of waste from the neighbouring waste sorting unit was able to be found inside the water. Invasive bush species, like… Continue reading The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration