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Earth Week 2014
The Joint Base Langley Eustis community has an opportunity to help protect the environment through events hosted by JBLE environmental personnel during Earth Week. This year, the JBLE environmental focus revolves around sustainability. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown/Released)
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Planetary protection: JBLE plans Earth Week events, celebration

Posted 4/7/2014   Updated 4/9/2014 Email story   Print story

    


by Senior Airman Austin Harvill
633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


4/7/2014 - JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- This year marks the 44th annual observance of Earth Day, and Joint Base Langley-Eustis personnel hope to continue protecting the planet with the help of the community.

This year, JBLE's Earth Week observance focuses on sustainability. "Sustainability means a commitment to environmental protection and conservation," said Mike Mallozzi, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron pollution prevention manager. "We hope to show [the community] Earth Week and sustainability is not once a year - it involves continual improvement and protection of the natural environment around us."

To promote sustainability, environmental personnel set up events to engage, educate and excite the JBLE community about saving our planet. JBLE members can look forward to protecting the environment through the following events:

April 21
  • Scavenger hunt at Bethel Manor Elementary
  • Earthly Creatures Assembly at BME
  • Nature Trail Clean Up at Fort Eustis nature trail
April 22
  • Tree Planting Ceremony at General Russ Child Development Center
  • Tree Care Workshop at Gen. Russ CDCSong Bird Box Placement at Gen. Russ CDC
  • Base Facility Clean Up across Langley Air Force Base
  • Environmental Info Fair at the Eustis Club
April 23
  • Birding on the Nature Trail at the Langley AFB nature trail
  • Earth Day Awareness at the Langley AFB Exchange
  • Harrison Road Marsh Grass Shoreline Planting along the Harrison shoreline
  • James River Reserve Fleet Tugboat Tours along the James River
April 24
  • Rain Barrel Workshop at the Langley AFB static hangar
  • Storm Drain Marker Installation at The Landings
  • Box Turtle Survey at Fort Eustis training areas 1 and 2
April 25
  • Bethel Reservoir Clean Up at Bethel Park
  • Nature Trail Clean Up at the Langley AFB nature trail
  • Historical Tours at the Matthew Jones House
Other Fort Eustis Events
  • Butterfly and rain garden maintenance
  • Tree dedication area
  • Plantings and lawn maintenance
  • 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) rain garden maintenance
  • Army Training Support Center spring clean up
  • Child development centers earth day activities
  • Shoreline clean up and plantings
  • Training area 8 maintenance
  • Balfour Beatty Community Earth Day and safety event
Other Langley Air Force Base events
  • Static displays at Bateman Library and the Exchange
Additional events are scheduled for both installations. Also, event times and locations are subject to change. For more information about Langley AFB events, contact Mallozzi at michael.mallozzi.1@us.af.mil, or contact Tom Olexa at thomas.olexa.2@us.af.mil. For Fort Eustis, call the environmental office at 878-5210.



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