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  • Wright-Patt, Fairborn students mark Arbor Day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Environmental Branch teamed up with the Fairborn High School Environmental Club to mark Arbor Day on April 26 by planting trees at the Wright Brothers Memorial arboretum.Danielle Trevino, 88 CEG biological scientist, said she’s

  • Wright-Patt partners with high school to plant seeds for sustainable future

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base celebrated their 26th year as a Tree City USA destination by planting tree seedlings in partnership with Fairborn High School students on Arbor Day April 5.The event, organized by the 88th Civil Engineer Group, welcomed teachers

  • Prescribed burn season dates announced for Huffman Prairie

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The prescribed burn season at Huffman Prairie is set for Nov. 1 to March 15, officials from the 88th Civil Engineer Group’s Natural Resources Program announced.Prescribed burns are used to maintain and enhance ecosystem health, according to program officials.

  • Group gathers seeds to restore Huffman Prairie

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — For the past 30 Septembers, Dave Nolin has collected wildflower seeds at Huffman Prairie.“That’s when most of the seeds are ripe and they either fall to the ground or get eaten by birds,” he said. “So you only have a limited time to get them if you want to

  • The most colorful time of year

            WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — July is when Huffman Prairie is as colorful as a box of crayons.“It’s absolutely beautiful,” said Heather Cropsey.Cropsey, along with other

  • Base cultivates food sources, friendship, at Arbor Day event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base planted trees and grew partnerships April 26, celebrating 25 years as a Tree City USA during the week of Arbor Day.Students from Fairborn High School’s Environmental Club and foresters from the Ohio Department of Natural

  • Security Forces personnel defend local landscape

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Some of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s most prominent outdoor employees spent an afternoon investing in the long-term health and beauty of the local ecosystem April 7.Ten members of the 88th Security Forces Squadron planted 180 maples, oaks and shagbark

  • Recycling Center handles it all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In spite of COVID-19 restrictions and the large number of teleworking Airmen - both military and civilian - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base produced more than 3,600 tons of solid waste during the first nine months of fiscal year 2021.But almost a half of it

  • Urban Forestry is a vital part of the Wright-Patterson environment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The goal of urban forest management on Wright-Patterson is to sustain a healthy forest while maintaining the safety of the military’s mission. “An urban forest is a collection of trees within a city, or in this case, a military installation,” said Danielle

  • Turtles and critters and snakes, Oh My!

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It’s a given that base personnel, both military and civilian, are the military’s greatest assets. However, according to Darryn Warner, 88th Civil Engineering Group, natural resources program manager, and William Williams, 88th Civil Engineering Squadron, pest