In order to increase the awareness about the importance of mangroves and migratory birds, NMEPS organized a nature trail in June 2012 with the assistance of experts from Bombay Natural History Society. Around 100 people, including children, students and residents of nearby societies participated; became aware of the flora and fauna in Nerul, Navi Mumbai and the importance of the Mangroves which are rich in biodiversity, are habitats for many bird and provide protection against natural catastrophes e.g. tsunamis.