Trees and woodlands are of great amenity and nature conservation value and are important features contributing to environmental and landscape quality.
BAPS manages several programs to conserve and improve the environment. Volunteers across the world have raised ecological awareness by participating in large scale tree plantation programs and related activities.
This year, BAPS participated in Para Woodlands Planting Festival, a South Australian government initiative in Adelaide. Truly fascinated by the service of the BAPS volunteers, government ecologists approached BAPS to participate again this year.
On Saturday, 20th June 2015, BAPS volunteers engaged themselves in planting more than 100 gum trees to provide valuable habitat to endangered native birds. Right from digging the ground to protecting the newly laid plants with shades, volunteers rejoiced in their service in the chilling winter morning.
Dragos Moise, a Government Ecologist who managed this plantation program expressed his gratitude towards HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj for inspiring such volunteer service by stating, "Volunteers have done amazing job and it makes me feel great to sight these new trees, we look forward to working with BAPS in upcoming events".
Volunteers dispersed with the gratification of having contributed towards their local environment and experienced the bliss of HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.