By Lt. Lenaya Rotklein, Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO-- More than 500 Sailors, family members, and members of the community collaborated June 11 for Naval Base San Diego’s (NBSD) bi-annual Main Street Clean Up event.
This is the 16th year the base has hosted the event. Volunteers from more than 20 tenant commands joined together to enhance the appearance of the surrounding community.
"This is my first year organizing the event," said Master at Arms 1st Class (SW/SCW) Paramore, NBSD Main Street Clean-up coordinator. "I couldn’t be happier with the turn out and we get to meet our National City and Barrio Logan neighbors and show pride in our community."
The event began with opening remarks by Capt. Rick Williamson, Naval Base San Diego commanding officer. “This is our way of giving back to the community we live and work in every day,” said Williamson.
San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez was in attendance. He thanked the base for hosting the event noting that it ‘is truly wonderful that we are joining together to make our city a beautiful place.”
“It really feels great to volunteer your time with the people who really support us,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Troy Bacon. “The camaraderie we see here is infectious.”
The next Main Street Clean Up event will occur in November.
The Main Street Clean Up is only one of the many ways NBSD has proven to be good stewards of the environment. To date, NBSD has reduced energy consumption by 23 percent and water by 36 percent.
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