On August 29, Dilip with the help of village youths and students of Wagholi school prepared a soak pit to collect spill-over water from the hand pump on the school campus. He explained the purpose of the soak pit to the participants. Photos below.
|Site of the soak pit|
Dilip joined VEDC members and Forest Department staff on patrols on August 9 and 14 at Khapa and Wagholi villages. The team patrolled the borders of the villages for illegal activities. Bandu joined similar patrols on August 1, 9, 23 in Ghatpendari, Ghorad beat, and Kolitmara. No illegal activity was detected on these patrols.
|Community patrol near Khapa|
|Above, below: community patrol near Kolitmara|
|Bandu showing a pug mark to members of the STPF|
(Special Tiger Protection Force)
In August, Bandu and Dilip conducted 6 nature trails for students of Khapa, Fulzari, Sillari, Pipariya, Mehkepar and Kolitmara. On the trails, Bandu and Dilip spoke to the students about birds, trees and forests. The impact of degradation of natural resources was explained to the students.
Photos below: Nature trail in Kolitmara; Bandu explains the role of insects in the ecosystem
|Wagholi children playing a nature game|
|Ghatpendari: Bandu leads a conservation rally on Independence Day|
We organized several meetings in August of villagers, VEDC members and unemployed youths to discuss conservation and employment issues in the area.
|Bandu and RFO Bhongare explain different schemes during|
the EcoDevelopment Committee meeting at Dhawlapur
|Ghatpendari villagers discuss development issues|
|Gram Sabha members gathered for the meeting at Kolitmara: Anoop|
and the Round Officer addressing them
Environmental Education Programmes
|Education programme at Ghoti|
|Education programme at Suwardhara|
|Education programme at Wagholi|
Education Van Programme
Mobile Health Unit (MHU)
|Our ambulance at Saleghat village|