Lockheed Martin – Manassas

Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program

Lockheed Martin – Manassas

Manassas, Virginia

Membership Type: Gold

Project Summary

Lockheed Martin – Manassas is our first Businesses for the Bay Founding Member.


employees planting the native meadow

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems in Manassas, Va has a lively and active Go Green Team employee network led by Dave Gunnarson, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer.

The Go Green Team, which meets almost every month, provides environmental education for employees through creative workshops, seminars, and lunch-and-learns as well as tips for implementing conservation at home, including an annual tree seedling initiative. Further, the team takes a vested interest in conservation actions on their 153 acre campus. They maintain and monitor 6 bee blocks and 16 songbird nest boxes for the native cavity-nesting birds on the property. They also developed a 3,700 square foot natural meadow full of native Virginia flora, now in its 5th season.

Lockheed Martin employee garden

employee garden

The Go Green Team’s 2018 Earth Day event was a huge success! They gave their colleagues 500 tree seedlings and 500 tote bags (to encourage conservation at home) and OmniRide representatives discussed the benefits of carpooling.

In 2016, “Go Green” sponsored an employee tended vegetable garden with 22 plots. The Go Green Team also partnered with Lockheed Martin’s environmental health and safety team, switching to LED parking lot lights that successfully reduced power consumption, and initiating water conservation efforts that reduced water consumption by 10% of the facility’s 2010 baseline.

In September 2018, the Chesapeake Bay Program produced a short video about Businesses for the Bay; it features Dave Gunnarson and Lockheed Martin – Manassas! Click here to watch it.

Download the Lockheed Martin (8 facilities) 2017 Gold B4B Member Press Release

Lockheed Martin campus w.native meadow

the campus, with the newly planted meadow

Lockheed Martin native meadow

blooming native meadow

Themes Fulfilled

Engaged Communities
Fisheries and Habitats
Other Green Initiatives
Businesses for the Bay provides us an opportunity to showcase our environmental practices, to demonstrate how they relate, and make a difference, for the Chesapeake Bay and to work with others to better the environment in which we live.


Dave Gunnarson
Senior Staff Environmental Engineer

For more information about contacting this member, email Corinne Stephens.