Westville Environmental Commission Overview
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New Jersey 08093-1148
Target demographics: Borough residents of all ages. Our particular focus currently is elementary school age.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Wildlife, birds, bees, butterflies, turtles, amphibians, trees, plants, water sources.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Work in various gardens (planting, weeding etc); log observations of various butterfly species in gardens; monitor water quality in pond or stream; report illegal dumping or buildup of stream debris; plan and assist with children's activities.
Geographic areas served: Westville and surrounding communities bordering the Big TImber Creek Watershed and Delaware River.
Programs: 2013 - Build Flotilla Rain Garden
2013 - Pond & Stream Restoration - install 40 coir logs
in Thomas West Pond & feeder stream
2013 - Spring Native Plant Sale
2013 - Environmental Science Program for Schools
Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Awards 2010.11.12
Installation of Rain Garden at School; 2000 sq ft Butterfly Garden at Pond and at Coast Guard Flotilla. Shoreline Restoration Project & 5th grade tree planting. Gloucester Co. Annual Earth Day Cleanup on 4.21.12. Annual Make a Difference Day Cleanups since 2008 + Spring Open the Parks cleanups. Rain Garden and Butterfly Garden seminars in conjunction with Rutgers. Spring Plant sale and Fall Festival.