Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads fosters communication throughout our organization on our environmental commitments and performance. Our goal is to sustain our partnerships with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and maintain continuous environmental compliance with existing and new regulations and guidelines. Environmental protection and stewardship is essential to the safe, healthful, and compliant execution of our mission and the preservation and protection of our land, air and water. We are committed to integrate sound environmental practices into all of our operations, and control the effects its operations or processes may have on the environment, and to continually improve its operating procedures.
Environmental protection is an integrated, ongoing, critical part of the installation’s mission; environmental staff and command counterparts work to protect resources and comply with regulatory permits in order to keep training sites and facilities fully operational at all times. As a former military officer, Ms. Waligora fully understands military training and mission needs. The need to stay in compliance is accentuated by the installation’s location in an environmentally sensitive area. As Joint Expeditionary Little Creek-Fort Story’s Installation Environmental Programs Director (IEPD), Ms. Waligora communicates routinely with the Base Commander and senior management on critical EV issues.
The oyster growing project with Shelton Park Elementary School end of project celebration was held on 1 June 2016 at the school with school officials and Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEB LC-FS) Commanding Officer participating. Results of the project showed that oysters grew larger at the JEBLC oyster reef site compared to those grown on the Lynnhaven River.
Employees work together to maintain day-to-day sustainability while reducing the potential negative impacts industrial work could have on the surrounding ecosystem.