|Nature education class at Adegaon|
|Check dam built at Mudholi|
|Volunteers building a check dam near Katwal|
|The completed check dam at Katwal|
|Field Assistant Kishor Dudhbarai discussing livelihood options with|
|Cleanliness drive at Katwal|
|Nature game to teach children about conservation, Kondegaon|
|Meeting to discuss fodder plantation, Kondegaon|
|Kondegaon villagers cleaning the area around the well|
|Volunteers join a forest patrol around Khutwanda|
THE FULL REPORT
On February 8th we organised cleanliness and anti-plastic programmes with villagers and students of the Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Katwal, Khutwanda, Kondegaon and Dewada villages. Programmes were organised to clean the area in and around the villages and around the hand pumps and wells as they choke the drainage. This also prevents man-animal conflict, as shrubs and wild growth provide shelter to snakes and scorpions and attract scavengers.
On 21st and 23rd, we constructed check dams in Mudholi and Katwal villages through a voluntary work project. 15 youths from Katwal and Mudholi participated in the programmes.
On February 13th, we organised a foot patrol in forest area around Khutwanda village with 8 local youths from the village, to monitor predator movement and threats like snare traps, electric fencing etc. The youths were taught to identify scrape marks on trees, scats (predator and prey), plants, birds and insects.
On February 6th and 12th, we organised classroom lectures and presentations for students of the Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Adegaon and Kondegaon. Presentations and talks were organised about forest fires -- causes, damages and prevention. After the classroom sessions, nature-oriented games and nature trails were also organised for the students.