Ked Forest Park, prototype of community forest management
in the brackish water ecosystem at Khung Bang Krachao (Bang Krachao river bend)
The story started with a small group of people in the area of Khung Bang Krachao. These people wanted to conserve and develop resources and the environment of Phra Pradaeng District in Samut Prakan Province since 2007 in the name of the group "Urban Community Forest Park, Suan Pa Ked Nom Klao (Ked Nom Klao Forest Park)" or so-called briefly as " Suan Pa Ked (Ked Forest Park)". It is the state property land in the project area of Garden amid the Metropolis. It is located at Moo 2, Songkanong sub-dristict, Phra Pradaeng District of Samut Prakan Province with the area of 16 rai. Mr. Prempree Tairat, the community leader of Moo 2, gathered community people in the area to conduct activities on the basis of natural resources and environment conservation so that they will remain in the original condition as much as possible. Changing area conditions should be avoided especially for building permanent objects or permanent buildings. A lot of things are done. For example, garden beds are cleaned. Weeds are removed. Planting and maintenance are conducted for indigenous plants, edible plants, medicinal plants. This also includes collecting seeds of indigenous plants for seedling propagation. Then, these seedlings are transferred to be planted in the forest park of urban communities.