Hard Rock celebrates Founder’s Day with Nokyang mangrove cleanup

Friday, 29 June 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 26 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Hard Rock Hotel celebrated it’s 41st Founders Day by planting trees and cleaning garbage out of Nokyang Canal and mangrove forest.

Executive Assistant Manager Patrick Ng led hotel employees and 45 students from Banglamung School and Mahidol University International College to Naklua Public Park June 14.

Following through on the Hard Rock’s long-time motto of “Save the Planet,” the outing received sponsorship from the Naklua Bay Preservation Group, Thai Insurance Co.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya employees plant mangrove shoots and clean garbage out of Nokyang Canal. Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya employees plant mangrove shoots and clean garbage out of Nokyang Canal.

The event began with a mini walk rally attended by Pattaya city workers and all enjoyed a lunch together before cleaning up around the canal.

Nokyang Canal is home to the last mangrove forest in Pattaya and its resident populations of egrets, bulbul, crabs, fish and other diverse species. Serving as ideal spots for breeding, nurseries and food sources, mangroves are endangered in Thailand and a focus on groups looking to preserve the environment.

Mangrove trees are delivered to the site by Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya employees. Mangrove trees are delivered to the site by Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya employees.

“The hotel has always given importance to the preservation of nature,” noted Hard Rock Cafe Assistant Floor Manager Kawee Suwanchartrhan. “This time we turned our attention to someplace close to home. The mangrove forests in Pattaya have been disappearing for some time, leaving this as the last one.”

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