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USAG Bavaria Environmental Division collects surface water samples across GTA

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Water quality directly impacts environmental and human health; consequently, human actions can influence water quality. Proactive management approaches are some of the best ways to protect, and ensure, healthy water resources. Thus in late December 2021, the U.S. Army…

January 11th, 2022 Environmental, News

Clear bulk trash, other waste during 2021 Fall Cleanup

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Every year, as the trees become bare and leaves pile up along sidewalks and lawns, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria leads a concerted effort to beautify the installation before the season gives way to the cold, snowy months of winter. Service members, civilians and their families living on-post at…

October 29th, 2021 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Housing, News

Everyday ways to be energy smart

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — October is National Energy Awareness Month; moreover, a time to challenge yourself to become more energy smart. U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community members can implement small changes to the everyday routine and see significant differences in energy consumption and…

October 4th, 2021 Environmental, News

Peregrine falcon nest found within Grafenwoehr Training Area’s historic landmark

By Megan McKnight, USAG Bavarian Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – During a routine inspection of the Forest House in June, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division staff member Stefan Haertl overheard a nearby peregrine falcon cry and observed an adult bird enter the historic Grafenwoehr Water Tower. Upon further…

July 6th, 2021 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria announced as finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

USAG Bavaria Family and MWR Marketing News Release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is pleased to announce U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in…

May 13th, 2021 Environmental, News

Lynx family spotted in the Steinwald

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – For the first time in Bavaria since the 1850s, a female lynx and her three kittens were observed nearly 130 kilometers outside the Bavarian Forest.   During a routine day of forest maintenance in the Steinwald, a forester…

February 9th, 2021 Environmental, News

USAG Bavaria wins Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria was presented the 2020 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award, via a Microsoft TEAMS ceremony on Oct. 21. The award recognizes smart ways to manage electricity and heating systems, as the team saved $1,280,000 this past year.   USAG Bavaria Energy Manager…

November 23rd, 2020 Environmental, News

Grafenwoehr Elementary takes environmental learning out of the classroom

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Two classes of fourth grade students met up with representatives from the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Division at Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation for a day of hands-on learning about the environment of the Grafenwoehr Training Area.   “We went on a nature walk [where] we saw…

November 13th, 2020 Environmental, News, School News

Eco-friendly ways to deal with winter weather

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Ice and snow produce special sets of environmental challenges. How you decide to deal with these winter inconveniences impacts the ecosystem.   Salt, debris, dirt and other pollutants accumulate in snow and ice. As the accumulation melts, the…

November 9th, 2020 Environmental, News

Apple Days: Learn all about apples with the Environmental Division

By Megan McKnight with USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Throughout September, the USAG Bavaria Environmental Division celebrates the apple harvest season during a series of events called, “Apple Days.” The organization encourages community members to take this opportunity to learn more about apples and the trees on…

September 17th, 2020 Environmental, News