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Sept. 19, 2022

Eagle Eye Golf Course designated as Monarchs in the Rough official butterfly habitat site

Defense Supply Center Columbus Eagle Eye Golf Course has been designated as a Monarchs in the Rough official habitat site for the monarch butterfly by Audubon International.

June 16, 2022

DSCC Child Development Center garden teaches children about science and cooperation

The sun was shining, birds chirping, and the bumblebees were buzzing amid the cacophony of little voices from seven pre-K classes as they took turns to bring their garden to life after a long winter’s sleep in front of the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Child Development Center June 8. The garden serves as an experiential learning experience and is an extension of the curriculum provided in the classroom.

June 10, 2022

DSCC fuel point project to provide long-term solution for aging tanks

Three 10,000-gallon fuel tanks were installed at Defense Supply Center Columbus June 1, marking the beginning of a long-term project at the installation’s fuel point to replace aging underground fuel storage tanks with above-ground tanks.

May 25, 2022

DSCC celebrates Arbor Day, plants 37 native trees at MWR Sports Park

As part of an ongoing effort to further develop Defense Supply Center Columbus’ urban forest under the Tree City USA program, 37 larger caliper native trees were planted at the DSCC MWR Sports Park May 10 by Installation Management personnel.

May 2, 2022

DSCC named Tree City USA for the fourth consecutive year

Defense Supply Center Columbus was named a Tree City USA for the fourth consecutive year at the annual Tree City USA Awards Presentation on April 21 in the Schnormeier Event Center in Ariel-Foundation Park in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The all-day event was attended by representatives from 45 communities across 15 counties in Central Ohio.

July 22, 2021

DSCC plants saplings at MWR Sports Park

The Defense Supply Center Columbus Installation Management Team planted 50 tree saplings at the DSCC MWR Sports Park this summer. The saplings were donated through an Urban Tree Project partnership in consult with the City of Columbus and the Urban Tree Master Plan Project to identify sites for potential tree plantings and expand the city’s existing tree canopy.

April 15, 2021

Installation environmental office offers tips on landscaping for wildlife

Spring has sprung in Ohio and many of us are spending more time at home. Naturally, this is a great time for lawn and garden improvements. If you’re in the market for some new bushes or trees, why not also attract more birds and butterflies? Any tree or shrub will provide so much more habitat than a lawn alone but consider taking it a step further and choosing a native variety.

July 29, 2020

Environmental Office shares tips for staying ‘Green’ as home projects hit summer surge

Ohio’s shelter-in-place order has led many families to spend more time at home. As a result, local waste companies are reporting surges in trash collection resulting from many residents taking the opportunity for an extended spring-cleaning season and tackling various home projects.

Aug. 6, 2019

DSCC talks trash

DSCC Environmental Division is focused on reducing solid waste diversion for the installation. The installation minimizes solid waste generation through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. The Environmental Division has made it easy for associates to participate in assist in meeting its goals and help the environment while also providing tips for continued efforts at home.

July 8, 2019

Celebrating the Comeback of the Burning River, 1969-2019

To many, the Cuyahoga River fire on June 22, 1969 represents a turning point for environmental regulation. This river caught the attention of a nation due to excessive water pollution. Certainly not the worst, it was thrust to the forefront as a symbol of environmental degradation. With the formation of the U.S. EPA in 1970 and passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, changes were in store for all waterways in the United States. In addition to the Clean Water Act, the Cuyahoga River was one of 43 Areas of Concern identified by the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These programs and regulations were focused on improving the lives of those both in and near the water. Now 50 years later, how is this river doing in its recovery “fueled” by local, state and federal partners?