Give It 2 Get It #15

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Give it 2 Get it #15

SATTAHIP BAY, Chonburi Province, Thailand, 24 February 2018

When Yannix volunteers arrived at the Royal Thai Naval Air and Coastal Defense Command at Sattahip Bay in Chonburi Province, they were welcomed by Lieutenant Commander Kridsada Yahirun (Deputy Chief of Air and Coastal Defend Command), and Chief Petty Officer First Class Somsak Rodsard, who served as their hosts as they kicked off a full-day of work and ecological education.

Yannix volunteers were tasked with painting the walkways/bridge along the nature trail to protect them from infestation by termites and other insects that eat the wood. The next order of business in the morning was mangrove planting to help expand the mangrove forested area, which will provide a habitat for marine-life while helping to achieve a delicate balance with the forest ecology.

In the afternoon, Yannix volunteers, under the direction of Chief Petty Officer First Class Thongchai Chookhanhom, moved operations to Nam Sai Beach (Nam Sai means clear water) where they released Brown-Banded Bamboo Sharks “home” — into the sea. Ultimately, at the end of a day of hard work, Yannix volunteers learned a great deal about the marine ecosystem in general.