Category Archives: Environmental

Legionella testing to begin at USAG Bavaria

  Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 16, 2018.   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In order to ensure water safety, USAG Bavaria and U.S. Army garrisons across Germany will conduct a routine Legionella bacteria survey in all our communities.                             Environmental Final Governing Standards for Germany now require the annual…

February 16th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Giant House Spider: harmless to humans, helpful to the environment

By Christa LeGrande, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division volunteer   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Now that winter is upon us and the days are getting colder, animals of all kinds, including us humans, seek warmer locales to survive the blustery cold.   One such creature we’re likely to find more…

December 12th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

How DPW keeps roads clear in winter

  By Tom Janis, USAG Bavaria Emergency Manager   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Driving in Germany is particularly challenging with the speeds and the amount of traffic on the roadways.   Add winter conditions and the road conditions will deteriorate quickly with rain, ice and snow.   A particular hazard of…

November 30th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Rose Barracks Soldier earns Environmental Officer award

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A Soldier from Rose Barracks received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award for fiscal year 2017 at a recent USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel.   Sgt. Beau Murray, senior wheel mechanic, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was recognized for…

November 29th, 2017 Environmental, News

#BavariaWeatherEyes – Expand visibility, influence weather decisions

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex.   Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events…

November 7th, 2017 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

November 6th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Clear clutter, bulk trash during Fall Cleanup

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Service members, civilians and their families living on-post Tower and Rose Barracks can purge their homes of bulky, hazardous and autumn yard waste in the USAG Bavaria community cleanup effort Nov. 13 – 17, 2017.   What is Fall Cleanup?   Every year, as the trees…

October 26th, 2017 Environmental, News

How new recycling program at Neustadt affects you

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Neustadt an der Waldnaab, the county which oversees Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg and Eschenbach, rolls out a biodegradable recycling program this October requiring residents to separate and recycle plant-based kitchen waste.   The new program is the next in a series of other county-specific biodegradable recycling policies designed…

September 26th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News

Dangerous caterpillars discovered at Grafenwoehr Training Area

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A potentially dangerous caterpillar species was recently discovered by garrison cleanup crews in heavily forested areas of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, according to reports from the public works division.   Following the devastating August storm that blew through Vilseck and much of the surrounding training grounds,…

September 7th, 2017 Environmental, News

What to do when wildlife shares your home

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Wildlife is fun to watch in its natural habitat, but the fun quickly disappears when wild animals decide to share your home with you.   Potential home visitors – or in some cases, invaders – like wasps, hornets, bats and birds are protected by law in…

August 23rd, 2017 Environmental