• As a true testament of selfless service the Joint Base Lewis-McCord community showed their pride in their surrounding environment by cleaning up at Solo Point Beach April 20. In support of the Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sponsored Earth Day activities, volunteers banded together at the beach to answer nature's call. Plain and simple, the wildlife demanded the trash be removed from their habitat. "The only way to keep these places beautiful for folks to enjoy is to keep them clean and nice," said Colin Brooks, FMWR community activities specialist. Just minutes away from the JBLM DuPont gate, this natural treasure of Puget Sound is a place where the community can launch their boats, fish and kayak. The mammoth Ketron Island lies just offshore providing an unforgettable landmark to those unfamiliar to the site. "The majority of the folks who came to do the clean up didn't know the beach existed," said Brooks. The annual clean up at Solo Point brought more than 40 volunteers to help restore the beach to its natural state of beauty. Soldiers and Airmen armed with trash bags and litter sticks, spent their afternoon diligently working to gather up cigarette butts and other bits of trash on the shoreline. "This year during the clean up there was a lot less trash," said Brooks. "It's good to see there's an improvement." The major improvement from last year shows the level of respect in the environment that the community has, which has been the ultimate goal, said Brooks. Clearing the ecosystem of trash is vital for the health of the wildlife living on and offshore at Solo Point. "The animals surviving here off of this land need a cleaner environment," said Sgt. Glory-Dana Salomon, health care noncommissioned officer, 66th Military Police Company. Salomon said, "I did something worthwhile," by stepping up to cut down on pollution during the Earth Day event. When the mission was complete, the sun illuminated the newly pristine beach, clear of litter.

    JBLM Volunteers Answer Nature's Call

    As a true testament of selfless service the Joint Base Lewis-McCord community showed their pride in their surrounding environment by cleaning up at Solo Point Beach April 20. In support of the Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sponsored Earth...

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord volunteers help clean up Solo Point Beach April 20 to help preserve the wildlife during a Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sponsored Earth Day event.

    JBLM volunteers answer nature's call

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord volunteers help clean up Solo Point Beach April 20 to help preserve the wildlife during a Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sponsored Earth Day event.

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