A-| A| A+


CRRT -WED-2022 - English- Invitation

CRRT -WED-2022 - Tamil- Invitation

Press Release
Tariff - Walking in Tholkappia Poonga
Scheme Charges
Monthly Pass Rs. 500 /-
3 Months Pass Rs. 1,500 /-
Daily Pass
(No Prior Registration)
Rs. 20 /-


Online Painting Competition for students

World Environment Day Invitation - 2020

CRRT -WED-2020 - English- Invitation - Webinar Series

CRRT -WED-2020 - Tamil- Invitation - Webinar Series

World Environment Day - 2018

World Environment Day was observed on 5th June, 2018 by CRRT. An Awareness Rally was organized emphasizing the theme of the year ‘Beat the Plastic Pollution’, the rally started from the Adyar Eco-Park, covered the neighborhood houses located around the Eco-Park with the awareness messages & slogans by the participants and ended at the entrance gate on South Canal Bank Road, Santhome Highway.

Project Officer, CRRT flagged off the World Environment Day - 2018 Awareness Rally

Placards contains slogans & messages on the ill effects of using plastics

Participants from nearby community were sensitized on the significance of the rally and ways to avoid plastic usage in our day today life

Water Resources Specialist, CRRT distributed eco-friendly growbags with seeds to participants and insisted the reduction of household waste.

World Wetlands Day – 2018

The World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2nd February 2018 at Adyar Eco-Park and organized a painting competition for the students of Standard 6th, 7th and 8th on the theme “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future. More than 140 students from 60 schools were participated in the competition. Students were also taken to wetland field visit and puppetry show on wetland conservation performed by the students.

Project Officer, CRRT welcomed the participants. Thiru. G. Thangaraj, Co-ordinator,
National Green Corps, Chennai District also present.

Painting Competition for School Children

Thiru. Rajasekaran, District Co-ordinator, Eco-Clubs, Chennai and Evaluators
appraising the paintings by students on World Wetlands Day

Display of paintings done by the school students

Tmt. A. Hilda Nesam, Accounts & Administrative Officer, CRRT distributed prizes
and certificates to the winners of painting competition

Storytelling and Puppetry show on wetland conservation presented by students

Observing and learning about Wetland life and Wetland Habitat
Celebration of Wildlife Week - 2017

CRRT observed ‘Wildlife Week-2017’ by organizing a lecture on “Bird Watching Areas in and around Chennai” on 5th October, 2017 at Adyar Eco-Park. On the day, interested general public were allowed to participate in the programme and visit Adyar Eco-Park without entry fee. Around 150 students and general visitors participated in the session and visited the Adyar Eco-Park on the day. Quiz competition was conducted and tree saplings (Callophyllum innophylum) gifted to the college.

The Project Officer, CRRT, addressed the students from M.G.R. Janaki College of
Arts & Science, Adyar, environmental enthusiasts, children, general public and press

Thiru. K. V. Sudhakaran, President of Madras Naturalist Society delivered a
special lecture on “Bird Watching Areas in and around Chennai”

Tmt. N.Gomathi, Interpretation Executive, CRRT elaborated on the
Birds in Adyar Eco-Park

Thiru. J. Jayanth, Social Expert cum Information & Communications Specialist,
CRRT delivered vote of thanks
World Environment Day - 2017

World Environment Day - 2017 celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park on June 5th with the theme of “connect people to nature”. To develop positive attitude and individual concern over the current environmental issues, a pledge taking event was conducted with staff members of Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited (TNUIFSL), Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust and maintenance and security personnel of Adyar Eco-Park.

As part of the World Environment Day-2017 celebration, a training programme on “Importance of waste segregation and conversion of household waste into green manure” for the conservancy workers of Greater Chennai Corporation from Zone IX and XIII was organized. In which, Green compost bags with seedlings kit were distributed to 75 conservancy workers participated in the training.

World Environment Day – 2017 Pledge

Demonstration on source segregation of domestic wastes and conversion of green manure

Green compost bag and seeds distributed to participants
World Water Day - 2017 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

The World Water Day is an International Day celebrated worldwide in order to bring the attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day was celebrated on 22nd March 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

Adyar Eco-Park is a Centre for Environmental Education and Research, conducts programmes on conservation of wetlands for people from all walks of life. As part of these initiatives, CRRT has commemorated ‘World Water Day 2017’ and organised a programme focussed on this year theme - Why Wastewater by organizing a one day “Workshop cum Field Demonstration on Tree Plantation Techniques and Management” along with the Greater Chennai Corporation on 22nd March, 2017.

In this programme, the field staff of Parks Department, Greater Chennai Corporation have participated and sensitized about the essentials of freshwater and waste water recycling and reuse from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows and help to protect the environment and our water resources. The Project Officer, CRRT has emphasized on the effective usage of waste water as a resource of recoverable materials among the participant group in the programme.

Inaugural Session of World Water Day Workshop

Talk on the significance of wetlands conservation in urban environment

Field Demonstration on Plantation methods during World Water Day Celebration

GCC Parks Department Field Staff participated in the Programme
World Wetlands Day 2017 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

On 2nd February, 2017, as part of World Wetlands Day 2017 celebration, the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust has organized an Awareness Workshop on World Wetlands Day by highlighting the theme of “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” for the field staff of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) involved in the operation and maintenance of the sewerage system in the proximity of Adyar Creek and Estuary.

Project Officer, CRRT delivered keynote address in the Worksop and emphasized the significance of wetlands in an urban eco-systems

Interpretation Executive, CRRT delivered a lecture on the “Wetlands and its role on disaster reduction”

Tmt. Chitra Rajesh, Technical Consultant, TNUIFSL delivered special address and stressed
the importance effective sewerage management for sustainable Conservation of wetlands

Watching Spot-billed Pelicans on the Water body of Adyar Eco-Park

Field Visit by CMWSSB field staff at Adyar Eco-Park

Participants from CMWSSB on the event of World Wetlands Day Celebration

World Wildlife Week Celebration 2016 at Adyar Eco-Park

As a part of Environmental Education Programme, Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust celebrated the World Wildlife Week on 7th October 2016 at Adyar Eco-Park. Painting competition for the schools was organized on “Endemic Flowers/Endemic Birds/Endemic Animals of Tamil Nadu”. A total of 60 students from 28 schools have participated and the following students are awarded prizes for the best painting.

Display of paintings done by school students

Prize winning paintings of Endemic animals
- Lion Tailed Macaque/Stork billed Kingfisher /Yellow throated Bullbull under Junior and Senior Category

Distribution of prizes to winners of painting competition by
Additional Director, National Green Corps (NGC), Department of Environment, Govt. of TN

International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer, World Cleanup Day &
Zero Emission Day - 2016 celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park on 21.09.2016

Thiru. D.Velazhagan, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Training Institute, TNPCB
delivered lecture on “Ozone Depleting Agents and Its Impact on Earth” during Zero Emission
Day celebration at Adyar Eco-Park

Students participating in the Quiz Competition organized on the event of
Zero Emission Day - 2016

Thiru. J. Jayanth, Social Expert cum Information & Communications Specialist, CRRT
distributed prizes to the winners of Quiz Competition

A total of 79 students and 2 faculty members of Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology,
Dr. M.G.R. Janaki College participated in the celebration of Ozone day and Zero Emission
Day - 2016
International Day for the Conservation of the
Mangrove Ecosystem-2016 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

This day has been adopted to underline the importance of mangroves as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem, providing by virtue of their existence, biomass and productivity substantial benefits to human beings, providing forestry, fishery goods and services as well as contributing to the protection of the coastline and being particularly relevant in terms of mitigation of the effects of climate change and food security for local communities".

On this ecological significant day, the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT) in association with Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Southern Region, Chennai have organized a special lecture cum field visit highlighting the effort taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu in conserving the mangrove ecosystem through the “Eco-Restoration of 358 acres of Adyar Creek and Estuary - The Coastal Wetlands Complex of Adyar River in Chennai”.

In the occasion, Dr. K. Ilangovan, Mangrove Ecologist, delivered a lecture on the importance of conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem and also emphasised the significance of observance of “International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem-2016”. Dr. V. M. Sathish Kumar, Scientist (Assistant Zoologist), Zoological Survey of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests has participated as a special guest in the event.

A group of 19 Post Graduate final year students along with faculty members of Zoology Department from the New College, Chennai have been participated in the event and made a field visit to understand the mangroves vegetation planted at Adyar Creek and their functions in protecting the urban herbaceous wetlands of Chennai.

WORLD WETLANDS DAY-2016 celebrated in Adyar Eco-Park

As part of World Wetlands Day 2016, Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT) organized an on spot painting competition on the theme “Wetlands Birds in their Habitat” for school children on 2nd February, 2016 in Adyar Eco-Park.World Wetlands Day is being celebrated every year in Adyar Eco-Park from 2012 onwards, to raise awareness on wetlands values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.This year, a total of 98 school students along with 56 teachers from 40 schools in Chennai participated in the two categories, viz., 48 students under junior category (Std. VI to VIII) and 50 students under senior category (Std. IX & X) took part in the competition. The best three paintings on each category were awarded with a trophy, book & certificate. Consolation prizes were also given to five students in both categories and appreciation certificates were distributed to students participated in the competition.Thiru.S.Saravanan,senior education officer,World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF)–India,Tamil Nadu State Office and Thiru.G.Thangaraj, coordinator, National Green Corps (NGC), Chennai supported in coordinating the event.