Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 10, 2021
To celebrate World Environment Day, the Westmont Environmental Improvement Committee and resident volunteers joined together to help our local ecology this spring.
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5th and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issues such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
“I would like to thank the EIC committee and our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work this spring,” said Bruce Barker, chair of the Environmental Improvement Committee. “The River Sweep and Storm Drain Projects provide a great opportunity for the community to pull together and help improve our environment and help make a difference in Westmont.”
DUPAGE RIVER SWEEP PROGRAMOn May 15, EIC members and volunteers worked together to remove garbage, clear out local creeks of invasive species to create a healthier environment for its inhabitants.
STORM DRAIN STENCILING PROJECTOn June 5, Storm Drain Stenciling Project volunteers with the help of the Westmont Public Works Department, marked storm drains with safety messages so that people know they should not put dangerous materials into the storm sewer system.
Pictures from both projects can be seen in the village photo gallery. For more information regarding the importance of protecting our freshwater system, visit the Conservation Foundation website. For additional information on these projects, please contact Westmont Village Forester Jon Yeater at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-981-6285.