Spangdahlem Community Recognizes Earth Day

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  • By Christian Thurner
  • 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron

This year we’re celebrating the 20th year in a row Spangdahlem Air Base and the Village Youth Fire Department have partnered together to clean up the Spanger Bach creek near Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 13, 2019, in recognition of Earth Day.

Since 1999, Spangdahlem Air Base and the Village Youth Fire Department have adopted the Spanger Bach creek.

This year, more than 50 volunteers (23 kids) including Airmen and civilians participated in five groups with the focus on Spanger and Dahlemer Bach Creek Clean up. It was a great Earth Day partnership event with a lot of fun especially for the kids.

People often forget it is our duty and responsibility to ensure our environment remains clean and prosperous for our future generations. As made evident from our yearly cleanups, there remains a need to be reminded of the importance of removing litter.

Every piece of trash -- be it as small as a wrapper or a cigarette butt -- should be properly disposed of to ensure our environment remains as pristine as possible. We will continue to promote environmental awareness and the "Drains to Rivers" message (awareness signs placed on storm water inlets along roads across the Base) and hope people will be proactive in removing litter and think about their impact to the environment. With the continued support of both service members and civilians alike, we can make our vision of a cleaner and greener tomorrow a reality today.

Special thanks to Spangdahlem Youth Fire Department, Mayor Klaus Rodens and the Spangdahlem Air Base Environmental team.

If you have questions or want more information, please call CE Environmental at DSN 452-7257.