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Vt. National Guard gets conservation award

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont National Guard is being honored for protecting the natural resources at his headquarters in Colchester.

Camp Johnson is being honored for excellence in the Natural Resources Conservation-Small Installation category. The Vermont Army National Guard was awarded first place in their competitive division.

The 660-acre Camp Johnson is home to a number of rare plants and it sits on top of the largest remaining example in Vermont of a sand plain, geological formations common along the Atlantic Coast, but rare away from the ocean.

The Army National Guard's Environmental Program was represented by 15 states in six categories that include Natural Resource Conservation, Cultural Resource Management Environmental Quality and Sustainability.

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