When you think of the Camp Lejeune and the environment the water contamination controversy may come to mind. But base officials are working to highlight some of the positives.
The base is over 300 square miles with over 100,000 acres of dense forest. In that area there are five types of endangered species and over 15,000 acres of long leaf pines. The area is used by 47,000 Marines and Sailors for training purposes.
After the water contamination issue in the 80's we asked environmental officials if they were stepping up their initiatives. They say their job does affect the water quality.
Environment officials say another reason to maintain the forests is that they are also used for recreation purposes, such as fishing and hunting.