Cleaning Mumbai’s Mangroves (India)

Ecological Volunteering, Volunteering

New Acropolis conducted a cleanup activity of the mangrove wetlands in the Colaba neighborhood of Mumbai with residents of the locality, associates and volunteers. In a coastal city like Mumbai mangroves play an important role in the fragile ecosystem.  They give more oxygen than landlocked trees, and their submerged root system serves as a nursery for small fish, crustaceans, crabs and other sea life.

The grueling work paid off as volunteers removed 55 bags; almost over 1000 kg of garbage! It was a humbling  experience to give back to mother nature and contribute to the development of our neighborhood.

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