The week in review – CTC's cleanup efforts in the city

A summary of our cleanup efforts in the city this week –
CTC’s ​Adyar River Bank Clean Up | Phase 6​ ​-Kotturpuram, Dec 29th

Big thanks to all members who joined the CTC’s ​Adyar River Bank Clean Up Phase 6​ ​ @ Kotturpuram Tuesday morning. This was a 6th consecutive cleanup by CTC to cleanup Adyar river banks from the garbage debris which got accumulated due to the flood waters and also convert the Surya Nagar Slum aside to be a model hamlet. We will continue to do this efforts as an ongoing basis to create awareness among the living community in Surya Nagar Slum and also ensure their participation in these activities thus making the environment and revival of humanity. It was also amazing to see the young kids joining us this morning which is a welcome change and powerful impact.

​Special thanks to Praveen and Muthu for photo coverage of this event with their awesome clicks which is significant contribution to create awareness among everyone in the social media. This is very important for ensuring the reach of our efforts to others which will help them motivate and get involved in such future events.

Please find the photo links of today’s event below. Feel free to share with your friends and keep others involved to lend their helping hands.

CTC’s Kotturpuram Nizhal Tree Park Clean Up – Jan 1st
50 volunteers joined 8th post-flood city cleanup by Chennai Trekking Club: streets, slums, beaches, schools, rivers, parks and drainage-s! Nothing escapes CTC’s broom stick until the city fully shines again! In collaboration with Nizhal – Friends of Trees we cleaned up the Kotturpuram Tree Park next to the Adyar river.
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Ainthinai CTC & EFI’s Keezhkattalai Lake CleanUp & Restoration-Saturday, Jan 2nd 
Watey wonderful morning it was. We all cleaned up one of the most littered banks of Keezhkattalai Lake and filled 6 truck full of garbage. Thanks a lot for the participation and spending time for a meaningful contribution and cause to begin 2016.
This event is to support the cleaning and rehabilitation efforts of our EFI ( friends with whom Ainthinai-CTC works for past 2.5 years on various Environmental causes/events and Keezhkattalai lake is one such conservation effort. EFI Team has been doing multiple phase of cleanups and rehabilitation activities to revive Keezhkattalai lake. You can find a separate page for Keezhkattalai lake clean up set by EFI in the below link:
Please also find today’s event pics in the below link. Please feel free to share these in your timeline and other social medias so that you also make others to get inspired and participate in such activities to care Mother Earth.

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Restoration Thoraipakkam Hr Sec Gov school 
Previously 50 volunteers cleaned up the garbage from the school campus and removed weeds from roof tops of class rooms preventing leakage. This week CTC constructed a water fountain for 2000 school kids and construction of a proper cement floor and drainage system to avoid stagnation of used water.
Beach cleanup with SSTCN (Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network) and CTC – Jan 2-3
Saturday around 400 volunteers from Student’s Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN), Chennai and Chennai Trekking Club removed 4 lorries of garbage from the Chennai beaches between Orurkuppam to Broken bridge afternoon to pave the way for the Olive ridley sea turtle-s landing on the beaches soon for the annual nesting season. 
On Sunday around 100 volunteers continued removing garbage accumulated from the nearby Adyar river. It was heartening to see many volunteers joining in as families along with their kids. At places even locals joined with us in lending a hand, which was not a first 🙂 Cleanliness awareness is spreading!
CTC also have helped SSTCN set up their turtle hatchery, which will become active shortly once the turtle nesting season starts.
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