As previously announced, our project team has been busy getting the site prepared for construction. The first step unfortunately entailed the removal of 32 trees at the project site. This was completed on May 24th. The previous day (May 23rd), puja was offered to Vanadurga Devi, the goddess of forests. Panchopachara Shanthi puja was offered to each tree to thank them for their role in this project on May 23rd. We plan to plant four fruit trees to make up for every tree that we have lost.