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Keesler Celebrates Arbor Day

Britt Hubbard, left, Mississippi Forestry Commission, and Lt. Col. Ray Mottley, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron, hold Keesler’s Tree City flag as Col. Rodney Croslen, 81st Mission Support Group commander, plants an oak tree held by George Daniel, 81st CES natural/cultural resource manager.  Mr. Hubbard, the commission’s Hurricane Katrina urban forest coordinator, recognized Keesler for being named a Tree City for the 14th consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation.  In the past nine months, 2,063 trees have been planted on the main base, equaling the number lost during Hurricane Katrina.  (U.S. air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Britt Hubbard, left, Mississippi Forestry Commission, and Lt. Col. Ray Mottley, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron, hold Keesler’s Tree City flag as Col. Rodney Croslen, 81st Mission Support Group commander, plants an oak tree held by George Daniel, 81st CES natural/cultural resource manager. Mr. Hubbard, the commission’s Hurricane Katrina urban forest coordinator, recognized Keesler for being named a Tree City for the 14th consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation. In the past nine months, 2,063 trees have been planted on the main base, equaling the number lost during Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Technician Brad Smith from Complete Environmental Co. of Purvis, Miss., sorts hazardous products turned in at the semi-annual hazardous household waste collection day held as part of Keesler’s Earth-Arbor Day events April 19.  Storm water pollution information was also distributed.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Technician Brad Smith from Complete Environmental Co. of Purvis, Miss., sorts hazardous products turned in at the semi-annual hazardous household waste collection day held as part of Keesler’s Earth-Arbor Day events April 19. Storm water pollution information was also distributed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)