Recognizing the pressing need for preservation and restoration of mangroves, United Way Mumbai launched the ‘Mission Mangroves’ campaign in June 2015. On World Environment Day, we pledged to plant 1,00,001 mangroves, thereby making green over 10 Hectares of wetlands around the city over the span of one year.
As part of this campaign, United Way Mumbai formed a public private partnership with the Forest Department of the State of Maharashtra and expert NGOs on wetland conservation, thereby consulting state and private experts to procure necessary permissions.
After a thorough mapping of coastal wetlands in need of intervention, the scope for plantation has been determined, enabling us to mobilise corporate employees, students and other citizen volunteers to support and participate in plantation drives. By mobilising local communities, we propose to sensitise a larger population and create awareness on the importance of mangroves.
Support Mangroves Plantation
Join us in rejuvenating Mumbai’s mangrove cover
United Way Mumbai invites individuals, companies, schools and colleges to be a part of Mission Mangroves. You can support mangrove plantations, volunteer your time or become an advocate for our cause. To know more, click here
SUPPORT CLIFFORD D’SOUZA IN HIS PLEDGE
Mangroves are the invisible saviours of our coastal city. They safeguard our shores against natural disasters such as floods, are home to a thriving eco system and help us breathe cleaner air.
They are also being destroyed at an alarming rate.
I have taken a pledge this year to do my bit in restoring the city’s mangrove cover. My target is to plant 2000 mangrove saplings along the city’s coastline and I need your help.
Help me plant 5 saplings (Rs.500), 10 saplings (Rs.1000) or a 100 (Rs.10000)! For any contribution you make, our city and I will be eternally grateful.