August 11, 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
8.30 am. Tree planting instruction and demonstration.
9.00 am. Start tree planting 500 trees
12.00 am. Finish all activities. Lunch at the planting site.
13.00 pm. Drive back to the village, possibility to shower and change cloths and check out
14.00 - 17.00 pm. Back to Bangkok
Good to bring:
- Sun block
- Cap or hat
- Comfortable closed shoes that can get dirty
- Insect repellent
- Long sleeved shirt & trousers
- Dry cloths
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:
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 come on Aug. 10 Saturday, 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!!