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Del Rio Port of Entry Marks 40th Earth Day with New Plantings

Release Date: 
April 23, 2010

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.

CBP employees at the Del Rio Port of Entry observed the 40th annual Earth Day, Thursday, April 22.

Paul Wilburn, left, project manager for EML, facility support services contractor, presents environment-enhancing Mandevilla plants to Michael Perez, CBP port director, Del Rio Port of Entry.

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.

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February 9, 2017