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Where can we start to help…. Save Koh Tao Land Branch

February 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Are you wondering what’s being done on the island to combat a growing population and a soaring economy?  Have you just arrived and have questions about the islands’ recycling program?  Spent a few days lying on the Beach and looking for a more rewarding activity tomorrow?  Well you are in luck!  Save Koh Tao’s Land Conservation Branch has a number of activities you can participate in!

This past month alone Save Koh Tao Land Branch has accomplished many important tasks with the help of many capable and enthusiastic volunteers.  Some of these goals and tasks included removing 80 Kilos of Rubbish and 28.5 Kilos of recyclables from Sairee Beach, performing a Waste Mapping Assessment of the island, testing Waste Water Run-Off in Mae Haad and Chalok, building a fence around SKT’s Organic Garden and Grass Nursery, removing 87 bags of Rubbish from Chalok Canal and completing just over 100 surveys for Suhkothai University here in Thailand (this survey aims to put an economic value on our coral reefs and other natural resources).

Thanks to all our volunteers from this past month and from previous projects!!

If you have sometime while here on the island and wish to help out with some of our activities, here is a list of upcoming events and activities.

  • Weekly Beach Clean-Ups of Sairee Beach, Every Thursday at 10:30am, meet outside of Ban’s Dive Shop
  • Weekly Beach Clean-Ups with School Children, Every Friday at 3:00pm, varying locations
  • Monthly Land Clean-Ups, last Saturday of every Month, varying locations
  • Garden Planting & Maintenance, every Tuesday at 9:30am, meet at Koh Tao Info in Mae Haad
  • Waste Water Testing/Mapping every Tuesday at 1:30pm, varying locations

For more information on Save Koh Tao’s Land Branch projects or to find out about meeting points to join up please see www.landconservationkohtao.com or contact us at kohtaovolunteers@gmail.com.