மேற்கு சென்னையில் அமைந்துள்ள கோலடி ஏரி அநேகமாக சென்னையின் சிறந்த ரகசியங்களில் ஒன்றாகும். திருவேர்காடு பகுதிக்கு உயிர்நாடியாக விளங்கும் ஒரு பிரமாண்டமான நீர்நிலை.
ஆனால் பல ஆண்டுகளாக அலட்சியம் காரணமாக, இந்த ஏரி விரைவில் மறக்கப்படவிருந்தது, மேலும் அதில் வறண்ட நிலமாக மாறியது.
Koladi Lake located in Western Chennai is probably one of the best secrets of Chennai. A massive water body that serves as a lifeline to the area of Thiruverkadu.
But due to negligence over the years, this lake was soon to be forgotten and had become a dry land that had more waste than life in it.
The Koladi Lake Restoration was taken up as a part of the Mummari Project launched by the Tiruvallur District Collector, Tmt. Magaswari Ravikumar IAS. A collaborative conservation effort between the Public Works Department of Tamil Nadu, the Tiruvallur District Collectorate, Rotary Club of Madras and E.F.I had facilitated this restoration.
Today, the lake now has newly constucted earthen bunds, G-Shape Islands, nesting islands, recharge boxes, and protective fencing as the first line of defense from further human interaction! Several native tree saplings have been planted along the bunds to increase the green cover of the lake. Through the restoration, there has been a significant increase in the water holding capacity as well!
Salient Features of the Koladi Lake Restoration
Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest!
Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) thanks Hon. Min. Thiru K Pandiarajan for visiting and encouraging E.F.I’s Koladi Lake restoration efforts.
Watch what the local residents had to say about this Eco-Restoration!
We thank all those who strengthened E.F.I’s restoration efforts at the Koladi Lake!
Read Part 1 here.
Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai hind!