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About Project

Kelve Beach Forest Creation

KELVE is a small village in Palghar district, which is situated at Arabian sea coast surrounded by lush green forests, cool winds, and tall palm groves. Famous all over Maharashtra as KELVE BEACH for its beautiful beaches, Suruchi (Cypress) Garden on beach, Goddess Shitala Devi Temple. The Suruchi garden here was completely got destroyed in month of Dec-2017 by Ockhi Cyclone with strong winds.

Kelve Beach Suruchi Garden in 2012
Kelve Beach Suruchi Garden in 2016
Kelve Beach on Cyclone Day Dec-17
Kelve Beach on Cyclone Day Dec-17
Kelve Beach after Cyclone 2018
Kelve Beach after Cyclone 2018

But being helpless in front of mother nature, we could not just remain silent. Cypress sapling were once again planted on the seashore with the grace of volunteers of Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan in 2019. They are getting bigger now but the sunshine on the shore isn’t enough. To change this divisive picture, some senior and young villagers have come together and formed an environment conservation committee.

Current Photo – Coast Erosion
Current Photo – Coast Erosion
Current Photo – Coast Erosion
Current Photo – Coast Erosion

In the first phase, it is planned to stop erosion of the shore, by planting two Mangrove species viz. Barentonia Acutangula (Samudra Phool) and Conocarpus Erectus on the coastal line. For this we have consulted

agriculture and environmental experts to select and plantation of specific species suitable for costal area. We now need your wholehearted support and financial help to make this planting and concept a huge success.

Samudra Phool (Barringtonia Acutangula)
Conocarpus Erectus

The donor will adopt the trees at the rate of Rs.500 per tree. This includes sapling cost, cost of digging for planting, providing drip irrigation system for watering during non-monsoon season and maintenance costs. Your name plate will be affixed to the trunk of the tree. Considering the total span of the Kelve Beach coast length (6565 ft) we can plan 650 trees at distance of 10 ft in first row of Samudra Phool (BARRINGTONIA ACUTANGULA) from seaside followed by second row of 650 trees of CONOCARPUS ERECTUS. Hence total 1300 trees will be planted in phase 1 and maintained to stop the coastal erosion due to sea waves.

In Phase 2 we will be planting other suitable costal trees to restore and sustain the greenery further. Community involvement will definitely fulfil

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We invite you to see the progress of the adopted trees after a year or two to feel proud about your grown trees.

Location

Kelve - Palghar