Area Lions clubs are joining Pattaya’s efforts to clean up Naklua’s Nok Yang Canal.
Lions Club members from regions 8 and 9 joined the Naklua Bay Preservation Group at the Yao Bridge near the Old Naklua Market May 16 for the “Restoration of Nature to Naklua Bay” campaign. They were joined by representatives from the Royal Thai Marines and employees of Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
About 300 people picked up trash, branches, construction materials and rocks during low tide. Much of that has washed into the drainage canal from points east (inland).
Lions Club members from regions 8 and 9, along with representatives from the Royal Thai Marines and employees of Central Festival Pattaya Beach pitch in to help clean up Naklua’s Nok Yang Canal.
Pattaya City Hall April 4 announced a concerted effort to restore Nok Yang Canal to make it a stop on future eco-tourism tours.
The mayor said the city will remove garbage and clean the canal, then move to protect mangroves planted by the Naklua Bay Preservation Group. The hope is it will someday become an environmental treasure with an abundance and diversity of life.
The city said it also will work to educate canal-area residents to end the garbage dumping and pollution of the waterway. It will also encourage programs for youths to use the area as a knowledge center.