Environmental Management at a Remote Refuge
Gary Melvin, FWS
Maintenance worker Gary Melvin is the designated Waste Prevention and Recycling Coordinator at the Alaska Peninsula/Bercharof National Wildlife Refuge. After he attended “Greening of the Government” training in Albuquerque, NM, he had lots of new ideas about what he could do with the Refuge’s environmental program. On his return, he began investigating recycling and green procurement possibilities for the site. With this enthusiasm and commitment, he helped establish a community-recycling program for the remote area of King Salmon, Alaska. This was no small feat because all shipments, in or out, have to be flown in or brought in by barge. Mr. Melvin has arranged for these materials to be transported off the Refuge by outfitters on return trips at no cost.
Gary Melvin, Maintenance Worker, Alaska Peninsula/Bercharof
National Wildlife Refuge. Presented by Lynn Scarlett with
Clint Riley, Special Assistant to FWS Director, helping present.