Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: April 19, 2021
This spring, residents will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves, literally, and assist with two different initiatives that will help our local ecology. “The River Sweep and Storm Drain Projects provide a great opportunity for the community to pull together and help improve our environment,” said Bruce Barker, chair of the Environmental Improvement Committee. “We encourage everyone to sign up and get involved to help make a difference in Westmont.”
DUPAGE RIVER SWEEP PROGRAM
Saturday, May 15 - 9 a.m. to Noon
Over 20 other communities throughout the County, including the Village of Westmont, will work together to participate in this year’s DuPage River Sweep Program on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. With the help of the Westmont volunteers over the years, thousands of pounds of garbage have been cleared out of local creeks and many invasive species have been removed creating a healthier environment for its inhabitants. The River Sweep program, organized by The Conservation Foundation, is dedicated to preserving open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeast Illinois.
DuPage River Sweep Program Sign-Up Form
STORM DRAIN STENCILING PROJECT
Saturday, June 5 - 9 a.m. to Noon
The Storm Drain Stenciling Project invites community volunteers to work together to mark storm drains with safety messages so that people know they should not put dangerous materials into the storm sewer system. The Westmont Public Works Department will coordinate the effort and supply all materials.
Storm Drain Stenciling Project Sign-Up Form
For more information regarding the importance of protecting our freshwater system, visit the Conservation Foundation website. https://www.theconservationfoundation.org/rivers-streams/ For additional information on these projects, please contact Westmont Village Forester Jon Yeater at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-981-6285.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont
Communications Director/Public Information Officer