INTERNATIONAL MANGROVES ACTION DAY, 26th July 2014

In association with the Forest Dept, NMEPS organised a mangrove plantation drive. This was done in an area where mangroves had been destroyed. Over 200 saplings were obtained from the Forest Department (mangrove Cell) courtesy Ms. Seema Adgaonkar, Range Forest Officer. Residents, including children, gathered in front of DPS School Navi Mumbai and marched in a procession carrying banners and placards to the plantation site. Despite the wet and slippery mud, all the saplings were planted. Ms. Adgaonkar and Dr. Dhiren Pania, a mangrove expert, explained the different type of mangroves and their importance. It was agreed that such plantations will be done regularly so that mangrove forests can be regenerated.