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Palani Paahana, internal administrator supervisor, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, explains the different types of projectiles and other ordnance that are recycled aboard the Combat Center during the Yucca Valley Earth Day celebration at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Yucca Valley, Calif., April 18, 2015. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd/ Released)

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Combat Center promotes Earth Day

18 Apr 2015 | Lance Cpl. Thomas Mudd Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

“We came out here today to show the community all the different programs we have in recycling, water conservation and our energy plan,” said Keith Mohn, comprehensive environmental training and education program representative, NREA. “Telling the community about these programs gives them insight to the way the base does things.”

NREA and Public Works Division worked side-by-side providing five booths, which featured the various environmental compliance efforts the installation possesses.

“We set up booths for the NREA, Natural Cultural Resources, Hazardous Waste Management, Water Quality Management, PWD and Environmental Law Enforcement,” Mohn said.

At the booths, representatives from NREA and PWD spoke to members of the community about ways to improve their conservation efforts in their homes.

“We can help the community conserve by informing them of the things the base does,” said Chris Elliott, water resources manager, NREA. “If we can spread our knowledge about conserving, we can save even more of the community’s resources.”

Dozens of Yucca Valley citizens stopped by the booths during the Earth Day celebration.

“We have a lot of data, static displays and visual displays to show all the different things the base does to recycle and conserve,” said Mohn.

According to Mohn, every person informed is one more win for the Combat Center in showing the community what the installation does to protect the environment.

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