2017 Earth Day Local Naval Command Events

Over 40 Naval commands across the globe are hosting activities during the month of April to commemorate Earth Day 2017.

Along with showcasing exhibits and displays, other Earth Day-related activities occurring this month at numerous commands include:

  • 18 commands: Base, shoreline and nearby community debris clean up
  • 8 commands: Partnering with local schools for environmental exhibits and presentations
  • 7 commands: Tree/flower plantings
Volunteers from Naval Air Station Patuxent River participated in a trail cleanup at Newtowne Neck State Park outside of Leonardtown, Maryland April 8.

Volunteers from Naval Air Station Patuxent River participated in a trail cleanup at Newtowne Neck State Park outside of Leonardtown, Maryland April 8.

Some more unique activities include:

  • Hosting their first “Grub Grab” in coordination with the State Department of Agriculture, Navy Region Hawaii volunteers will search for the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle at Pearl City Peninsula.
  • Naval Base Guam will offer a Nature Alliance Event, with participants exploring mangroves and mudflats by way of kayak and walking tours.
  • A native plant replenishment and reptile show will be hosted at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to celebrate Earth Day and the environment.

A full listing of Command Events is as follows:

  • March 24, NAS Corpus Christi: Installation-wide and waterfront cleanup event
  • Month of April, Navy Region Hawaii: Energy Awareness Exhibits, wetland restoration, TV appearance, newspaper op-ed, seminar on science and leadership, reef restoration, invasive beetle removal, NEX Earth Day Celebration, educational booths for students, camping and movie events, bike path cleanup, fishpond cleanup
  • Month of April, NSA South Potomac: Tree planting, beach/base cleanups, establishment of raised bed/pollinator garden, shred truck event
  • Month of April, NAS Oceana: Salvage, restoration, and repurposing of abandoned storage building; Environmental Management System (EMS), Compliance, and Stewardship brief
  • Month of April, NAF Atsugi: Elementary school poster contest, base-wide cleanup, Nature Walk/Youth Arts & Crafts event through CDC, environmental fair
  • Month of April, Naval Base Guam: Planting and recycling event, beach cleanups, nature exploration event/kayak tour, watershed protection demonstration/presentation
  • Month of April, NAVSTA Rota: Radio appearances, falconer demonstration, beach cleanup and invasive species removal, tree/flower planting at Vietnam Memorial, newspaper articles, recycling contest, AFN video packages
  • Month of April, NSA Bahrain: Tree planting, base cleanup, bike rack installation courtesy of recycling program, involvement from Bahrain High School Recycling Club
  • Month of April, NSA Souda Bay: AFN Radio show appearance, flower seed distribution/planting
  • Month of April, NAS Sigonella: Newspaper article, Earth Day AFN Radio show, Facebook posts on local celebrations and activities
  • Month of April, NAS Pensacola: Beach cleanups, Desert Storm Memorial Work Day, NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Radio appearance, Earth day displays, “Go Green” Week, Radford Earth Week
  • Month of April, NS Guantanamo Bay: Tree planting, recycled cardboard decoration, “Reduce Our Carbon Footprint” event, base-wide cleanup, native plant replenishment, reptile show
  • April 1-21, Navy Region Singapore: Earth Day Recycling Contest, Child and Youth Program Art Contest
  • April 4, Naval Base Point Loma: Submitted nomination for Earth Month Award to Industrial Environmental Association and San Diego County
  • April 11, NWS Seal Beach DFSP San Pedro: Butterfly release
  • April 17-21, NAF El Centro: Earth Day email tips
  • April 18 & 20, NWS Seal Beach Detachment Norco: Tree planting using a California Sycamore, pond cleanup
  • April 19, Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae: Base-wide cleanup, CYP participation, Earth Day Posters
  • April 20, NAS Patuxent River: SAPR/Earth Day 5K Run, local trail cleanup
  • April 20, NSA Orlando: “Jeans Day;” annual joint-service Reduce, Reuse and Recycling Event
  • April 20-21, NSA Panama City: Shoreline/beach cleanup, two-mile fun run, Earth Day poster contest, Earth Day Fair, Earth Day Meal at the Galley
  • April 20, 21, 22, and 30, NB Ventura County: Naval Construction Training Center Seabees Mud Run, Earth Day Cleanup, guided tour of EV Aspects and natural Resources
  • April 21, COMFLEACT Yokosuka: Earth Day Fair
  • April 21, Resilient Energy Program Office (REPO): REPO Executive Director Mr. Kleim 30-minute presentation at Texas Earth Day
  • April 21, NSA Mid-South: Nature trail cleanup
  • April 22, NSA Naples: Earth Day event with the National Junior Honor Society
  • April 22, NAS Jacksonville: Month of the Military Child/Earth Day Outdoor Interactive Family Day Event
  • April 22, NAS Key West: Bahia Honda State Park Annual Earth Day Celebration educational booth
  • April 22, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti: Newspaper article, Earth Day Fun Run
  • April 22, NAS Whiting Field: Nature trail and disc golf cleanup
  • April 24, NH Beaufort: Earth Day Shore Line Cleanup
  • April 27, Navy Region Southwest: Harbor cleanup
  • April 28, NAS JRB New Orleans: Base-wide cleanup
  • May 25, NAF El Centro: Earth Day Display at base picnic
  • End of May, NAF Misawa: Community cleanup/trash pickup