Sanoh was praised for our proactive contribution to beautify the Tone River and Watarase Yusuichi by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Tonegawa River Upstream Users Association. The association awarded us a letter of appreciation.
We have been participating in the Watarase Yusuichi Cleanup Campaign that is held every year in April since the first year (2001) of the activity. A total of 3,704 employees have taken part as cleanup volunteers over the 19 years so far.
Watarase Yusuichi, which spans the four prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama, is Japan’s largest drainage basin that is recorded in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat. Many plants and wild birds live here. It is used as a place of relaxation by lots of people throughout the four seasons. We will continue to take part in beautification activities together with local residents in the future to conserve this natural environment.