Wilson Congratulates Parris Island on DOD Award

Apr 25, 2005
Press Release
April 25, 2005 Wilson Congratulates Parris Island on DOD Award WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) congratulated Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on winning the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award in the category of Cultural Resource Management. The award ceremony will take place on May 4, 2005, at the Pentagon. “Parris Island is located on land that is rich in history and heritage,” said Wilson. “The military and civilian personnel are doing a great job in preserving and protecting the unique environment of the Island. I’m glad that the Department of Defense recognized their successful efforts, and I am proud to congratulate Parris Island on receiving this prestigious award,” said Wilson. The award was based upon Parris Island’s sustained excellence in cultural resources conservation and management, including the following successful projects on the Island: Charlesfort-Santa Elena National Historic Landmark Archeological Site Parris Island Cemeteries Delineation Study Cultural Resource Management Program For forty-four years, the Department of Defense has recognized military and civilian personnel for excellence and leadership in management of environmental resources through this award program. This year, the DOD will award ten Environmental Award winners for their significant achievements in natural resources conservation, cultural resources management, environmental quality, pollution prevention, and environmental restoration. ###