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Once Upon a Forest: Fort Buchanan Protects the Palo de Rosa

Rodriguez Cruz manages the Natural Resources Conservation Program at Fort Buchanan, a United States Army Reserve-funded Installation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. In his role with the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division, he leads the charge to protect the Palo de Rosa -- one of the island's most endangered trees.

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Once Upon a Forest: Fort Buchanan Protects the Palo de Rosa
Oregon National Guard first in Army's Net Zero Energy pilot program

As part of the Oregon Army National Guard's (ORARNG) ongoing facility replacements and renovations, the Oregon Military Department (OMD) is adding photovoltaic (PV), or solar, systems to its installations.

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Oregon National Guard first in Army's Net Zero Energy pilot program
Corps Signs Water and Sewer Compliance Project

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District entered into a Partnership Project Agreement with Mississippi Valley State University, in Leflore County.  The signing for the Water and Sewer Compliance Project (Section 592 Program) was held at the District Headquarters Building, on August 30, 2017.  

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Corps Signs Water and Sewer Compliance Project
Army Corps of Engineers working to restore Chesapeake, one river at a time

On a bright, sweltering summer morning, a crane stacked clusters of granite into the brackish waters of the Piankatank River on Virginia's middle peninsula. The crane's hum broke the tranquil silence, steadily plunging the rock into a white swath of waves. 

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Army Corps of Engineers working to restore Chesapeake, one river at a time
Civil-Military Partnership Results In Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio Completion

Naval Air Station Pensacola, along with Gulf Power and Coronal Energy, celebrated completion of the largest combined portfolio of solar facilities on Department of Navy property during an August 22 ceremony at Navy Outlying Field Saufley Field.

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Civil-Military Partnership Results In Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio Completion
Army environmentalist instills service culture of leaving smaller footprints

Bob Blaesing wanted to add the idea of leaving a smaller footprint to the culture of Army Environmental Command Headquarters. He encouraged co-workers to collect coffee grounds and fruit peels and converted the materials to compost to nourish the soil. 

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Army environmentalist instills service culture of leaving smaller footprints