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Campbell Crossing celebrates Earth Day on Fort Campbell

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing, the on-post housing community on Fort Campbell, recently hosted their annual Earth Day Extravaganza. The event was a huge success with soldiers, residents and families who came out to participate.

The event kicked off with the planting of a shade tree at the Werner Park Community Center, donated by the Fort Campbell Exchange.

Residents of all ages had a blast digging for worms.

Residents of all ages had a blast digging for worms.

There was an abundance of fun to be had during the event with educational activities, a DJ, free snacks, bounce houses and more.

“I can speak for the entire Campbell Crossing team when I say we enjoy bringing these fun and educational events to our residents,” said John Bredehoeft, project director for Campbell Crossing. “These events not only provide a few hours of fun for our residents, but it gives them the opportunity to get to know their community teams, neighbors, and on-post organizations.”

Representatives from the Exchange, Mainscape and Campbell Crossing, helped kick off the Earth Day Extravaganza with the planting of a shade tree.

Representatives from the Exchange, Mainscape and Campbell Crossing, helped kick off the Earth Day Extravaganza with the planting of a shade tree.

Educational components during the event included booths led by the Fort Campbell Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Division who educated residents on recycling, air quality and storm water, a rock painting station led by Mainscape, a worm dig, window safety coloring station, and our very own SYNERGY program representatives who helped teach residents about the importance of sustainability.

Mainscape donated rocks, and assisted residents at the rock painting station which was a big hit during the event.

Mainscape donated rocks, and assisted residents at the rock painting station which was a big hit during the event.

Additionally, we honored Month of the Military Child by handing out flower seed packets and biodegradable seed pots with a purple ribbon.

Rob Anderson, Qualified Recycling Program manager for DPW reached out to say, “thanks again for inviting us to the Campbell Crossing Earth Day event at Werner Park. There must have been 100+ kids and 90+ adults that came through my area. Your event was very impressive to say the least. Job well done!”

One resident was excited to show off his worm from the worm dig.

One resident was excited to show off his worm from the worm dig.

We want to thank each of our vendors who not only donated their time, but truly made this event a great success: Comcast, DJ Cricket, Girl Scouts, Mainscape, Waste Industries, and our Fort Campbell partners- Army Community Service, Armed Services YMCA, DPW Environmental Division, and the Exchange.

Thanks to the Fort Campbell DPW Environmental Division, residents learned all about recycling, air quality and storm water.

Thanks to the Fort Campbell DPW Environmental Division, residents learned all about recycling, air quality and storm water.

Miss out on this year’s event? Be sure to check out the Campbell Crossing Facebook page for a list of upcoming events: www.facebook.com/CampbellCrossing.

About Campbell Crossing

Campbell Crossing LLC, the partnership between developer Lendlease and the Department of the Army, is the premier housing community for the Soldiers and families of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and home to the first zero-energy homes project ever constructed on a military installation. Lendlease took over operations of Fort Campbell’s on-post housing in 2003 as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program aimed at improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Since then, the Community has received numerous recognitions, including the Army’s 2012 RCI Project of the Year, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Award and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Innovation Award. Lendlease will own, manage, renovate, develop, and sustain the more than 4,450 homes of Campbell Crossing until 2053.

For more information, visit: www.campbellcrossingllc.com


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