Conservation of Water Bodies
Mansarovar, a rare wetland grove and bird sanctuary, roughly five acres in size, a few miles across the Yamuna river from Vrindavan became choked with water hyacinth so that the surface of the lake was completely hidden from view. In autumn of 1998 a FOV team worked hard for six weeks to clear this invasive weed and restore the lake to its pristine beauty. It was exhausting and unpleasant work but now its original beauty is restored and the birds and wildlife are returning to their previous haunts.
There are many kunds and water bodies in Vraj and FOV is advocating for their restoration and revitalization so that they may again service the local area with clean water.