Residents clean park victimized by illegal trash dumpers

Friday, 21 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Residents near Rayong’s Ban Nong Sanum are complaining about foul odors caused by illegal garbage dumping in the national park.

Over a dozen neighbors and community leaders swept through the forested area Dec. 12, picking up trash and burying rubbish to help clean the look and smell of the park.

Watcharee Vichiensakulchot, chief of the Nerphra Sub-District village, said construction debris, kitchen waste and other garbage are being thrown on exercise grounds and bike paths.

Plans are being drafted to set watches for the area, which will save both the beauty of the area and the expense of cleanups.

Village Chief Watcharee Vichiensakulchot (left) leads residents and workers to clean up after the typically irresponsible behavior of leaving garbage in their national park. Village Chief Watcharee Vichiensakulchot (left) leads residents and workers to clean up after the typically irresponsible behavior of leaving garbage in their national park.

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