Spirit to serve at mangrove reforestation in Thab Pla, Phan Nga province has continued for this year on it’s 1st quarter on March 8th. With collaboration of Marriott members in Phuket, there are more members joining due to their hotel ’s expansion. A group of 120 members from 9 Marriott Hotels were gathered to this event including the media. There were JW Marriott Phuket, JW Marriott Khao Lak, Renaissance Phuket, Marriott Vacation Club Phuket Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Naka Island Resort and Spa Phuket and The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa Phuket
For the fact of quarterly plantation, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) expected to plug 4,000 of young mangroves each time in order to expand and complete each zone per visit. The volunteers will be instructed by IUCN’s representative, planting the Mangrove and has their basic knowledge of how mangrove trees support us in the future. The plugging one mangrove, we place them 1.5 meter on spacing between each of them. To complete 1 rai (1600sqm), the 700 trees estimated to cover the area. This means each quarter, we will expand 5.7 rai (9,120 sqm). However weather forecast and tide time are important during the visit. The goal of year 2018 is to continue planting to cover 43 rai of Thab Pla Villag. This is no too far to compete as this project has started since 2016 and the team plan to see their cover all area in the end quarter.