CTC Ainthinai – Cleanup cum Tree Walk at Nanmangalam Reserve Forest on 20-Mar-2016 6-10am

start: Mar 20, 2016 06:00AM
End: Mar 20, 2016 10:30AM

Venue: Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, , Sholinganallur

Description: About CTC-Ainthinai:
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We are a team of like minded CTCians who believe that we do not inherit this earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children !!!
We don’t see oxygen parlors as viable alternatives for our trees.
We believe that conservation is not someone else’s responsibility and we understand that participation of society is necessary for anything that results in something that’s good !!!

Our Online Presence :
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Ainthinai – https://www.facebook.com/Ainthinai
LGOOO FB group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/letsgrowourownoxygen/
What is World Forestry Day?
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World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world to ring a bell among the society about the importance of forests and the scores of benefits which are gained from them. The concept of celebrating a day every year as World Forestry Day originated at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture in 1971.The event also venerates the contribution of the forests. Every year, 21 March is distinguished as World Forestry Day.

A forest just doesn’t mean trees but it’s an entire complex, a living community.Many interdependent species of plants and animals dwell beneath the forest canopy; the forest soil is a home to large variety of invertebrates, bacteria and fungi which play an essential role in cycling nutrients in the soil and the forest. The reckless felling of trees is creating many problems in the surroundings so the need of the hour says that everybody should ponder seriously over this issue and stop activities that are against the welfare of forests. Everybody should actively involve themselves in prevention and creation of new forests. And situations of deforestation and over-gazing should be avoided.

About Nanmangalam Reserve Forest:
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Nanmangalam Reserve Forest is a protected area located in the southern part of Chennai, about 24 km from the city centre. It is located at Medavakkam on Velachery High Road between Velachery and Tambaram. The reserve forest has an area of 320 hectares. However, the total area of the forest is 2,400 hectares. The forest is popular among bird watchers and is home to about 85 species of birds. Red-wattled Lapwing, Crested Honey Buzzard, Grey Partridge, Coucal, Indian Eagle-owl, White-breasted Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Southern Bush Lark and Red-whiskered Bulbul are commonly seen birds in the area.

The 320-hectare Nanmangalam Reserved Forest, located about 10 km from Velachery, is a scrubland around an abandoned granite quarry and is home to some of the rare territorial orchids, according to a recent study. The state forest department has entrusted the work of data collection in this small forest area to Care Earth, a bio-diversity research organisation. Located near Medavakkam, a rapidly developing residential locality, the forest needs immediate fencing to protect it from encroachment and to curtail any non-forestry activity there, the study says.

When & Where :
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6.30am, 20-Mar-2016, at Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, Medavakkam Koot Road

Event Cost:
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Breakfast and Snacks amount will be collected from Participants.

Agenda:
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1. Assemble at Nanmangalam Forest by 6.15am
2. Start involving in Cleanup activities and finish by 8am
3. Have Snacks/Breakfast
4. Attend a awareness session conducted by IFS Officer Mr.Irulandi Sir
5. Leave Nanmangalam by 10.30am

Who can Join :
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Anyone willing to contribute your time and physical effort with a smile is welcome to join 🙂

What do I get out of it :
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1) Peace of mind -Satisfaction from the fact that you’ve contributed something to the society!!!You are something different from those numerous FB activists.
2) Wonderful friends, contacts,eye opening experiences

Above all,giving back to the society without expecting returns is a CTC custom to which you need to get accustomed to 🙂

Must Carry:
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1) Comfortable Clothing, Shoes/Sandals.
2) Reusable, Filled Water Bottles.
3) Cap, Sun Screen, Camera- if required.

-> “Participants must read and sign CTC event disclaimer”
-> “CTC is a non-profit group and accounts will be shared transparently with all participants”
-> “Participants who engage in irresponsible, disrespectful or unsafe behavior will be blacklisted from future CTC events”
-> “Feedback or complaint from any CTC member on the group, event, organizer, safety or accounts can be raised to the core@chennaitrekkers.org”

*Member Guidelines*
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Questions :
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http://chennai-trekking-club.32436.n3.nabble.com/Frequently-Asked-Que…

DROPOUTS:
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CTC maintains a Blacklist policy against people who drop out at the last minute without informing the organizers. If someone drops out after all the arrangements (food, transport, etc) have been made, s/he would not only be requested to share the cost of trek including food/transport, etc., regardless whether anyone replaces him/her or not but also blacklisted from participating in such events in the future. Information Selection and confirmation of participants is at the sole discretion of CTC. All confirmed and selected participants will be informed separately. Please contact the organizers for any doubts/details/clarification regarding the event.

Organizers:
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Ela | Manoj | Siva

Facebook event URL is https://www.facebook.com/events/925120160934801

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