Marine Corps museum named a ‘green attraction’

Louis Landerer, environmental coordinator for the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and Mike Reeser, a museum intern, received Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Environmental Stewardship Award for their efforts to make the museum environmentally friendly.

The museum was designated a “green attraction,” achieved partially by the work of Landerer and Reeser, by the partnership of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association.

The building has a green roof system, bioretention facilities to filter site runoff and natural light in the atrium, office and cafeteria. Traditional light fixtures were replaced with LED systems to reduce energy consumption by 75 percent. In addition, the museum encourages recycling.

For information on the museum, call 703-784-6107 or visit

Lupton and McGraw honored with regional EMS awards

The Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council presented its annual regional EMS awards last week.

Todd Lupton, battalion chief for the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department, was honored with the award for outstanding EMS administrator for his dedication and service to the state’s EMS system. Stephen McGraw, a certified paramedic with the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, received the award for outstanding pre-hospital educator.

Lupton and McGraw will be entered in the state Governor’s EMS Awards program with recipients from other regional EMS councils. Governor’s Awards winners will be announced in November.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane