St. Joseph Creek Cleanup A Success
Village of Westmont
Published: December 11, 2013
Coordinating efforts with DuPage County, a recent initiative to clean out debris from St. Joseph Creek was a big success. “The value of this project is huge,” says Steve Nero. “The goal of the program is to remove obstructions that may result in the flooding of people’s properties and homes. We need to thank the County for making this happen.”
Brian Krawjeski, County Board Member from District 3, connected the Village with the County’s Tributary Cleanup Program. The project was then coordinated through Tony Charlton, DuPage County Stormwater Management Director.
This specific project focused on cleanup of St. Joseph’s Creek from 63rd Street and Williams Street to Twin Lakes Golf Course on 59th Street. Personnel walked the entire length of the creek in this area and over two days removed any type of blockage they found including stone, branches and litter. The largest obstruction removed was a fallen tree, which significantly impaired the water flow. Ultimately, the project restored the flow of the creek in this area. The cleanup was free of charge to the Village.
“These are just some of the initiatives that the Village has pursued to improve our stormwater management practices,” added Nero. Nero is also the chair of the Community Stormwater Management Committee, which typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy. To confirm meeting schedules, please check the online Village Webcalendar at www.westmont.illinois.gov.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Media Relations Coordinator