Environmental Division

Mission Statement

The Environmental Division preserves current and future training capabilities through conservation of our cultural and natural resources.  Military readiness is achieved through regulatory compliance, environmental compliance, environmental protection, pollution prevention, environmental restoration, community outreach, and continual improvement.


parris island celebrates earth day

MCRD Parris Island Celebrates Earth Day With Nature Walk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

This ceremony comes on the wings of the depot winning the 2021 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award, which recognized the depot for excellence in integrating environmental and operational sustainability efforts and mitigating impacts from storm surge and sea level rise through 2065.
Using the sewer line easement that connects to Beaufort and Jasper Counties, the path features native vegetation and views of the water.
Environmental Director Maj. Marc Blair explained that the Environmental Division’s ultimate mission aboard the depot is to foster awareness and appreciation for the environment through events like the ribbon cutting ceremony, which also featured local vendors and artists, as well as community programs.
“The Environmental Division ensures sustainability and environmental protection through environmental restoration, compliance and pollution prevention.” Blair said. “We ensure the depot can continue to train Marines, not just today, but in the future as well.”
John Holloway, Natural Resources Manager, said that by 2022, the division hopes to build onto this space and develop the nature trail farther along the depot.
“We want to establish a trailhead, informational signs along the path, and plant more trees in the future,” Holloway said.