Liz McCormick Published

Camp Dawson Recognized for Conservation Efforts


The West Virginia National Guard’s Camp Dawson has been recognized for its environmental conservation efforts.

The military training facility in Preston County was one of nine winners from a total of 30 nominations for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental award.

According to a news release, Camp Dawson received the Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation award for achieving key natural resources conservation goals.

Some of those achievements from the past two years include construction of a pond, an interpretive wetland boardwalk, and improvements to an old field, strip-mine location by restoring grasslands and wildlife.

The news release says that the Department of Defense invested about $3.8 billion for its environmental programs last year.