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

  • Aug 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
- 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:

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)

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!!


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  • Cel

    Please reply to this post if you'll leave Sunday early morning going to Kanchanaburi and travel with the others. Thanks!

    August 5, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Kate, there will four (4) people leaving on Sunday morning for this event. Kindly contact Natasha. See you!

      August 8, 2013

    • Kate

      Hi Celilu, Thank you for the information. I will contact her. See you soon.

      August 10, 2013

  • Cel

    Three (3) participants will leave Sunday morning for this event: Natasha, Kate and Gun.

    Five (5) participants are already in Kanchanaburi..Moo, Nils, SS, Elena and Me.

    Updated as of Aug. 09, 15.55 hrs

    The rest, whatever.

    August 9, 2013

  • Keiko S

    My physical condition isn't good and I'm not sure if I'll be alright on Sunday. So please let me cancel. I'm very sorry....

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Prabhjeet

      Get well soon Keiko!

      2 · August 8, 2013

    • Cel

      Hi Keiko, get well very soon, ok? No problem if you can't :)

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Cel

    Please reply to this post if you'll leave Saturday evening going to kanchanaburi, let us know soon so we can book you a place to stay. Thanks!

    August 5, 2013

    • Gun

      Ah in that case ill have to go Sunday morning then. Oh by the way I just RSVP this week so haven't got any email about money transfer yet. Can u resend that to me? Or do we pay on the day

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Cel

      Nope, there's no money transfer, we'll just pay there. You'll go with Keiko and Natasha for this morning trip because the others are with me in Kanchanaburi already. See you again Gun!! :)

      August 6, 2013

  • Elena M.

    Hi Celiu, I just RSVP, I would like to leave with the group on Friday

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Cel

      Ok, Elena. We will update everyone here abt the meeting time and place!

      August 1, 2013

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