Ussanee Muttakarat, senior manager at the Erawan Group Plc, which owns the Pattaya hotels, organized the Sept. 7 activity with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources of Rayong. Joining them were about 70 students from Wat Nongyai School and Naklua fishermen.
Erawan Group employees, students from Wat Nongyai School, and Naklua fishermen gathered recently to shape rope into artificial trees to be submerged off the Naklua coast to help restore the marine ecosystem there.
Attendees tied rope into bush and tree formations that can be used as shelter for animals and a foundation for coral once dropped into the sea.
Ussanee said nearby residents reported that last year’s reef planting has resulted in more animals in local waters. “So we were happy to be able to organized another family activity to plant trees again this year to build an abundantly sustainable ecosystem and raise awareness from youths to preserve the aquatic environment,” he said.