Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees at Del Rio Port of Entry observed Earth Day Thursday, April 22, with the planting of several environment-enhancing plants.
The new state-of-the-art Port of Entry facility, which opened last year, features an open-air atrium with xeriscaped grounds. In observance of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Electronic Metrology Laboratory, LLC, a facility support contractor for the port, donated several native plants for placement in the atrium.
Earth Day began in 1970 stemming from a campaign, by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, to stir grassroots interest in environmental issues.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.