Phase 1 of the restoration
As part of our contribution towards the restoration of Lake Kamnarok and the surrounding ecosystem, phase 1 of the activity took place on the 27th of March 2021. Our volunteers and community members spread over 2500 seedballs of Acacia Xanthophloea (famously known as the yellow fever tree). The seeds were encapsulated in a protective and nutritious biochar ball.
School-going children were given a chance to participate in the activity as a learning process and motivate them to own the restoration and conservation activity.
The tree species has medicinal value and provides a great nesting place for birds. The ecosystem around Lake Kamnarok was a bird-watching destination for many years before the massive degradation and the drying of the lake.
Restoration of Lake Kamnarok requires dynamic interventions where reforestation is a fundamental and straightforward approach.
Charcoal burning and intense grazing take place in and areas around the lake. Many trees have been cut down, leaving the ecosystem bare, making it prone to floods and soil erosion.
Seedballs Kenya donated the seed balls.
Initial evaluation: DYING LAKE KAMNAROK
Community engagement meeting: Consultation