Beach Conservation efforts in Chennai

Chennai as a city is home to several unique and picturesque beach stretches. Each stretch is a biodiversity hotspot by itself and serve as pristine grounds for nesting of sea turtles. Unfortunately, these beaches over the years have been abused and polluted, causing harm and a threat to the already threatened marine life.

Two such stretches are the Neelangarai Beach and the Ashtalakshmi Temple Beach. Over 40 volunteers from across the city joined hands (social distantly of course!) on 3rd April 2021 with E.F.I, and had taken on the task of protect these beaches!

Take a look at all that happened!

In just 2 hours, our volunteers were able to collect close to 350 kg of non-biodegradable waste. ghost nets, microplastics and much more!

We thank all the volunteers who joined us in cleaning our beaches!

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind!

Published by LakesOfIndia

Lakes of India is an E.F.I initiative aimed at sensitizing the larger public on freshwater habitats across the country. A blog platform where one can read about lakes across India. You can become a guest blogger to write about a lake in your hometown and initiate an action to protect that lake.

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