|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:26:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Fort Ord (CA)|
Fort Ord slowly morphs into space for recreation, learning Complicated effort under way to clean up toxins, explosives left by infantry By Leslie Griffy Salinas Californian September 26, 2009FORT ORD - Evening fog rolls along the coast, past red, green and orange ice plant clinging to sandy hillsides at the former Fort Ord.
Advertisement For years, the state's newest park was nothing but a dream.But when the U.S. Army 7th Infantry left the fort 15 years ago this week as part of a national base-closing effort, things began to fall into place.
The move cut 17,000 military and civilian jobs from the area's economy but opened up more than 28,000 acres to new possibilities.
Today, California State University, Monterey Bay educates more than 4,000 students there. Big-box stores bustle with shoppers at the western end of Imjin Parkway, a four-lane thoroughfare that was once the two-lane 12th Street. A couple take an evening stroll through the Fort Ord Dunes State Park, which opened in March.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20090926/NEWS01/909260306/1002/NEWS01/Fort-Ord-slowly-morphs-into-space-for-recreation--learning -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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