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Global reach, local action: Miramar does its part to live green

A California bobcat was on display during the Living Green Expo aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 18. The bobcat is one of the local endangered species, and the Environmental Management Systems used this display to inform attendees about other local endangered species and ways to protect their existence.



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This work, Global reach, local action: Miramar does its part to live green [Image 4 of 4], by Sgt Melissa Wenger, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.18.2013

Date Posted:04.19.2013 15:58

Photo ID:910690

VIRIN:130419-M-RR352-003

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:8.5 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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