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Like every year, during the coming Monsoon season, Plantation activities are scheduled for Munda Donger on Ghod Bunder Road.
Kindly contact Shree Pradeep Lothe on 09821250725 and book your slots.
All tree lovers are invited. No Charges to be paid what so ever!
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\We have given the link below for the schedule of activities to be carried out at Bhawale Lonad site for the period June, July 2014. We request all Nature Lovers as well as organisations to book their dates on the schedule. All correspondence for reserving the dates shall be only through E-mails. Hariyali shall in return confirm the dates alloted to you. Please do mention the Number of Participants as well as the contact details of the co-ordinator while writing to us ONLY ON mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com</a>—–
Hariyali has organised a seed collection – cum – trek to Munda Dongar on 4th May 2014.
This site is off Ghodbunder road, approx. 14-15 km. from Thane station. There is plenty of public transport available. All the ST buses starting from Thane station heading towards Borivali, Bhayander, Vasai are suitable. In addition, there are BEST buses route no. 700 or 700AS, TMT buses for Borivali and Mira Road, Mira Bhayander Corporation buses all available at Thane station. One should be able to get a bus in less than 10 minutes. The stop to get down is either “Coca Cola Depot” or adjacent “Kajupada”. Buses usually take around 25 minutes from Thane station to destination stop. Likewise there would be buses from Borivali heading towards Thane with same-named bus stops. This route also takes around 25-30 minutes.
Trek to Munda Dongar takes about 25-30 minutes when taken non-stop and is through dense forest with a climb of about 600 ft.
Please note following pre-requisites. Everyone should
1. Wear attire covering legs and arms to the extent possible. Avoid Bermudas, shorts etc.
2. Wear appropriate footwear. Avoid chappals.
3. Carry at least 3 polythene bags for collection of seeds.
4. Carry large bottle of drinking water.
5. Carry one-time snacks for self.
Camera is optional (but the site is picturesque).
At the end of 5 years of committed efforts of all the people associated with Hariyali, look at what is there now to be proud of at Bhavale-Lonad site.
Following species of birds, animals, butterflies and insects were observed in a small span of two hours by a team of only three persons!!!
Observers:Shyam Ghate, Punam Singavi, Anil Kunte-Duration:from 8am to 10amBirds –1) Rose-ringed Parakeet- 12) Spotted Dove – 13) Laughing Dove – 24) Red Vented Bulbul- 25) Red whiskered Bulbul- 16) Jungle Bush-quail – 27) Pea-fowl- – marks8) White throated King-fisher- 19) Long-tailed Shrike- 310) Black Drongo- 111) Common Stone-chat- 112) Paddy field Pipit- 113) Jungle Babblers- 814) Jungle Prinia-115) Ashy Prinia- 216) Black-kite- 317) Shikra- 118) Booted eagle- 119) Common Myna- 520) Barn Swallow- 1021) Brahminy kite22) Barred buttonquail
Butter flies-1) Spotless Grass yellow2) Common grass yellow3) Zebra blue4) Gram blue5) Common cerulean6) Danaide egg fly7) Common Tiger8) Plain tiger9) Emigrant10) Psyche11) Blue TigerDragon fliesDamsel fliesGrasshopper DSFHoney-bees comb ( Aagin madh Mashya)In the small water pond- Common Tichering Frog- 15
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Note what Kailas felt after working for few hours with Hariyali
I really thankful to my company Hexaware Technologies for given an opportunity to visit Hariyali initiative.
When we reach there four-five Hariyali volunteers were there. They had great dedication for this project. They all are of my grandpa’s age but they were really act as power boosters for us.
Hats off to the spirit of hariali members.”
On the weekend post Independence Day, we had large groups participating in our Tree Plantation Drive at our plantation site at “village Bavale-Lenad” on Mumbai-Nasik road.
On Saturday 17th August, we had a group of 15 ladies from ONGC. They came from various locations like Panvel, Bandra etc. They joined a group of 40 children, both girls and boys from various localities of Ulhas Nagar. This group of children was brought by the organization named “ज्योत – बहुउद्देषीय सामाजिक संस्था / Jyot – Bahu Uddeshiy Samajik Sanstha”.
Both these groups, in spite of heavy rain, planted over 70 saplings. The work included carrying the sampling up the hill, digging pits and planting saplings.
Sunday 18th August, saw people from Software Industry joining people from Traditional Industry. Siemens Employees Union on the occasion of completion of 50 years of union formation, came in with 40 nature lovers and joined a group of 20 software and media professionals brought in by Dombivali based NGO “जाणीव – एक सामाजिक चळवळ / Janeev – ek samajik chalval”. This NGO, though comparatively young, does important work in and around Dombivali. Their work includes child education, children library, different cleaning drives, nature conservation activities etc.
Both these groups together, planted over 250 saplings. One group also undertook check dam repair work which will be one of our main activities post monsoon.
Participation in nature conservation activities by people across the cross section of our society is an encouraging signal of growing awareness among people for nature conservation and preservation.
Hope to receive more and more support of such enthusiasts in the future!
Emkay Global visited Hariyali Bhavale site and they were thrilled.Here below is what they say:
He who plants a tree Plants hope.
Our lifestyles today have made it necessary for us to work in an air conditioned environment, store food in refrigerators, use plastic products for various needs, travel by cars and destroy mangroves to meet commercial ends, all at the cost of increasing our carbon footprint and harming our environment. While it may be difficult to change this, a big step to successfully reverse these environmental hazards is by ‘Planting Trees’. Tree plantation not only makes landscapes look beautiful, it also has numerous environmental benefits like improving the quality of air we breathe, preventing soil erosion, supporting wildlife amongst others.
In view of the same, employees from Emkay Global had partnered with Hariyali (an NGO involved in environment conservation) to undertake a ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ on 20h July 2013 at Bhavale, Thane. Participants from Emkay contributed passionately and vigorously and together planted around 300 saplings. All participants found the activity gratifying and expressed their gratitude to Hariyali for this noble opportunity. The activity was well organised, professionally managed and scientifically planned.
We wish continued success to Hariyali for their efforts towards environmental conservation.
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