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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Richmond Gardens Receives Grant From Clarke

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: August 4, 2023

Clarke Grant
On August 2, 2023, Lyell Clarke, CEO of Clarke Mosquito, presented a $15,000 Give To Tomorrow grant to the Village of Westmont and the Village of Clarendon Hills for the Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary (REGA) project. REGA was one of six grant recipients in 2023. The goal of the Clarke Give to Tomorrow grant program is to support environmental stewardship programs and help them succeed. The presentation included a tour of the REGA project by Village of Westmont Forestry & Grounds Supervisor Jon Yeater, who has been instrumental in the development of the project.

“The ‘Give to Tomorrow’ grant program is completely managed by our staff,” said Clarke. “Our reps who work directly with the communities provide the information for the grant nominations and then the entire organization votes on the nominations to choose the recipients. We are proud of this program and its goals to support people, the planet, and wildlife. This program helps the communities around the world be more livable, safe and comfortable.” Since the grant program was established in 2015, Clarke has donated over $550,000 to charities and nonprofits to support their environmental initiatives.

Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary is a cooperative environmental project between the villages of Clarendon Hills and Westmont. REGA is located on the boundary of Clarendon Hills and Westmont at the corner of East Quincy Street and South Richmond Street, next to the Downers Grove Township Facility at 318 E. Quincy Street. REGA is now available for public use and local public agencies have the opportunity to schedule programs and events at this location.

The Village of Westmont and Village of Clarendon Hills thank Clarke for the generous donation towards Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary. Photos from the presentation have been posted in the photo gallery on the Village website. For more information regarding this project, please visit the REGA website.  

About Clarke
Clarke is a global environmental products and services company. A family-owned business based in St. Charles, Ill., our mission is to make communities more livable, safe and comfortable for families around the world. We do this by pioneering, developing and delivering environmentally responsible mosquito control products and services to help prevent disease, control nuisances and improve quality of life. For more information, please visit


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