‘Lake Walk’ -August 2021
Bengaluru Police has issued new prohibitory orders to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city. Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the assembly of four or more people, has been imposed till August 16, 6 am. Due to this notification, we are constrained to postpone the lake walk scheduled for Saturday, 7th August 2021 to the 21st of August 2021 (Saturday).
Such walks will also be conducted on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of September 2021 in lakes in other parts of Bangalore. Registered participants can choose to attend the 21st August Lake walk, or join any of the subsequent walks.
In the event that you are unable to attend the walk on any of the dates mentioned, your contribution will be returned.
We apologise for the inconveniences caused.
Social distancing will be maintained, and everyone is requested to wear masks. Limited participants only on a first-come first-serve basis.
Lake Walk @ Uttarahalli Kere & Subramanyapura Kere
Bengaluru was once called ‘the city of thousand lakes’. Have you ever wondered what happened to these pristine lakes that dotted our landscapes? Are you curious to know the possibilities in creating a water and food secure future through lakes? One of the most important aspects of the conservation story is public imagination and reconnect with the ecological system.
Environment Support Group has been working with protecting and rehabilitating lakes in Bengaluru and across Karnataka, in socially just and ecologically wise ways for the last two decades. Over the past decade, ESG has consistently worked to raise awareness to conserve and protect lakes from encroachment, pollution and degradation, and also to secure the livelihoods of those who depend on these wetland systems. ESG’s approach has drawn global acclamation, including from late Nobel laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom and from UN-Water which has recognised ESG’s lake protection efforts as a global best practice.
Come join us for the walk and conversation on lakes woven around history, ecology, livelihoods, legality and imaginations of food and water security.
Note: It is advised to wear full-length trousers, good walking shoes and a bottle of water, as one has to be prepared to walk through uneven terrain.
We hope to see you there!
Meeting point: Uttarahalli Kere Gate, Opposite Rajathadri Palace Restaurant
7: 00 AM- 10:00 AM, 7th August 2021