skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Pendleton Marines and Sailors celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day is Saturday. But Marines and Sailors at Camp Pendleton got a head start on the celebration today.

They helped clean up the area around the air station's control tower, and also planted bougainvillea and other drought resistant vegetation. The marines followed with a bar-b-que.

Dr. Diane Walsh is Camp Pendleton's Environmental Officer. She says the base has adopted many environmentally-friendly practices, like using vehicles that run on natural gas and biodiesel.

Walsh: "We have a number of recycling programs that we recycle rags that we clean the aircraft with, we use native plants in all of our landscaping, we have re-channeled water into all of the areas that were traditionally dry to put more plants in to support the wildlife that we have here."

This is the sixth straight year the Pendleton Marines have honored Earth Day.

We've upgraded to a better commenting experience!
Log in with your social profile or create a Disqus account.

Please stay on topic and be as concise as possible. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Community Discussion Rules. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus