Check Dam Making and Tree Planting III, with Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH)

  • August 10, 2013 · 5:00 AM
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A daytime event in the province of Kanchanaburi, 2-3 hours travel from Bangkok. The Organization, Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH) is a group of dedicated people who preserves and protects Thai elephants and has been diligently organizing check dam making and tree planting for several years already.

Itinerary of the Event:

5.00 - 5.30 am - Meeting time and place at Victory Monument
5.30 - 8.00 am - Arrive at Kanchanaburi City
8.00 - 9.00 am - Breakfast and travel to the Pong Pad intersection
9.00 am. Meeting point: Parking at Pong Pad intersection.
9.30 - 12.00 pm - Welcome and introductions. Start building natural check dams with EGAT officers
12.00 pm - Lunch in the forest. 
13.00- 15.00 pm - Finish check dam building
15.00 - 16.00 - Drive back to Kanchanaburi City
16.00 - 19.30 - Back to Bangkok

Good to bring:

- Sun block
- Cap or hat
- Comfortable closed shoes that can get dirty
- Gloves
- Insect repellent
- Long sleeved shirt & trousers
- Towel
- Dry cloths
- Camera

Cost: Approximately (฿900)
 
฿400
- Participation fee to cover some of the cost of the food, drinks, trees and check dam making tools and materials.
฿250 - Fare trip Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok
฿250 - Rent for Songtaew from Kanchanaburi City going to the activity site (could be less if more people will come and share)

This event is a partnership between the Erawan National Park forest rangers, the local villagers of Baan Klang Pla Kod and Bring the Elephant Home. You can check their Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/217393125076017/

To have a glimpse of the previous event, please check these links:

Kanchanaburi: Check Dam Making and Tree Planting for Wild Elephants
Kanchanaburi: Check Dam Making and Tree Planting for Wild Elephants (Part 2)

    
NOTE:
This is a two-day event and if you're interested to stay until Aug. 11 Sunday, please let us know so we can arrange an accommodation for you. There's also a team leaving on Friday evening and you can join if you can't afford to wake-up that very early on Saturday morning.
 
Join us to save the world for Thai elephants, make new friends, learn about wildlife conservation and have a great weekend!! See you!!

Celilu
Organizer

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  • Joyce L.

    First time to join and have super great fun. Today when i walking i cannot help but keep looking for stones;)

    Glad we have stay overnight before. Can talk and share more. Love you all :)

    I will introduce the meetup and BTEH to more friends

    My facebook: [masked]

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Cel

      Just think of this Joyce... big rocks, small rocks, and even soil does matter in making check dams! In real life, it's almost the same, we all have the "rocks" in our lives :)

      I'm so glad you made it and yes, we really had a great chat and sharing. You always take care! <3

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • SS

      I will never forget the happiness and excitement in everyone's face when we found big rocks for the dam and quality holes for the plants. It's like finding the precious gold!

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • Cel

    Please be very early tomorrow morning so you can arrive in kanchanaburi city hopefully on time. The organizations will pick us early in the bus station and they are very discrete. Anna is already camping overnight in victory monument van station and there when u arrived :P

    August 9, 2013

  • Cel

    Five (5) participants will leave Friday evening for this event: Yoshimi, Elena, Joyce and SS including me.

    Five (3) participants will go on Saturday morning: Derek, Lou, going with Anna.

    One (1) Tik will go by herself from her hometown.

    Updated as of Aug. 09, 15.55 hrs

    The rest, whatever.

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Pilaiwan T.

      Copy that :) See you guys tomorrow!

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Lou

    I'm planning to leave Saturday morning - sorry I didn't reply to the post earlier!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Cel

      No problem Louise, so it will be you and Derrick, right? I just sent an email about the meeting time and place for this event. See you!

      August 8, 2013

    • Lou

      Yep, Derek and I will be there. Thanks for the info, see you at the forest tomorrow!

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Cel

    I sent an email to all attendees of this event.

    If you plan to leave tomorrow Friday evening, you have to go with me and the other elephant's world volunteers from this group, be at KFC Century Mall at Victory Monument around 6.30 - 7 pm.

    If you plan to leave on Saturday morning, kindly contact Anna Hyoyeon, meet at the same place in Victory Monument van station at 5 - 5.30 am.

    I included our contact numbers in the email I sent recently. Thanks and see all you soon!

    August 8, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Yoshimi, I sent an email to everyone in the attendance list, please check your inbox. If you're using gmail, there's a tab Social Network and it could be there. KFC is close to the door of Century Mall when you take the phyathai road entrance (near the van station too). We talk more later, see you soon!

      August 9, 2013

    • Yoshimi

      Thank you!

      August 9, 2013

  • Yoshimi

    Hi,
    This is my first time finally!
    I didn't notice but its long weekend, if u leave in Friday evening after 6:30 I'd like to join fri and come back on Sunday, please keep post for details. Thanks!

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Yoshimi

      Hi Elena,
      Celilu posted where to mention in other post, 6:30-7 victory monument century mall KFC, she also mentioned sent email but I don't get one not sure...
      My number is[masked] see you later

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Cel

      I got you number Elena, will keep you posted anytime today!

      August 9, 2013

  • Elena M.

    What are the arrangements for tmw?

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Cel

      I sent an email Elena :)

      August 8, 2013

  • Ruby M.

    Sorrie folks..Hve a graduation dinner on sat..will haveta skip it tis time...hve a great time n missu allllll..xoxo

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Cel

      It's ok Ruby, next time will do!

      August 8, 2013

  • Cel

    Please reply to this post if you're planning to leave friday evening with me, this is necessary so we can book a room for you on an overnight stay. Thanks!

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Yoshimi

      Thank you!

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Elena M.

      I am leaving on Friday! thanx celilu

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Cel

    Please reply to this post if you're leaving saturday early morning with the others going to kanchanaburi.

    August 5, 2013

  • SS

    Cel, pls count me in from Friday to Sunday. Looking forward for another exciting weekend!

    August 5, 2013

    • Cel

      Copy that Shu San! :)

      August 5, 2013

  • Than H.

    Hey! Anna u r joining? Hope to c u again :) and very late thx, for the snacks and fruit juice :)

    2 · August 1, 2013

    • anna hyoyeon s.

      5555 i will charge u doctor fee na.:-). Jay, no problem, hv a good time with elephants~~

      1 · August 2, 2013

    • Cel

      you can talk to my insurance company if they can cover you. if not, i'm sorry i'll just visit u 555+

      August 3, 2013

  • Elena M.

    I am in too for Friday. I am going to overnight in kanchanaburi also on Sunday and come back on Monday evening as it is long weekend (Thai national holiday). Everyone is also welcome to join me after our trip to the national park

    August 2, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Elena! I'm looking forward to see you on this trip, yeah for the first time! We're actually planning to be back in Bangkok by Sunday evening, we need Monday to recuperate before starting to work on Tuesday :D

      August 2, 2013

  • Michelle R.

    Hey cel! I'd be interested in being there for the weekend! What time will the group leave on Friday and what time will they come back Sunday? :-)

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Cel

      Copy that N' Nucci! :)

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • Michelle R.

      hey cel! sorry for my late reply! i wont be able to go friday sadly as i wouldnt get to bkk in time from chachoengsao but count me in for saturday! :)

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • Muthita

    What time would we be leaving on Friday?

    August 1, 2013

    • Muthita

      Can't make Friday. But count me in for sat and sun =)

      1 · August 1, 2013

    • Cel

      Copy that N' Moo! :D

      August 1, 2013

  • Joyce L.

    First time for me can join the event successfully :)
    Really looking forward to it!!

    Hi Celilu,

    Can you count me in for departing on Friday night as well. Thanks very much :)

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Cel

      Hello Joyce! We'll keep everyone posted about the meeting time/place that weekend, I'll take note of that and see you soon! :)

      August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry folks, I have an urgent appointment that's come up the weekend.

    July 31, 2013

    • Cel

      no worries Adil!

      August 1, 2013

  • Parrung

    I have a trip with my family on Mother's Day! you guys have fun!!

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Cel

      Enjoy time with your family first N' Pang, we're just here, there'll be nextSS for sure though!

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still in england when this is on :( have a great day :)

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Cel

      :( ....

      July 26, 2013

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