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Westville Environmental Commission

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Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: To promote conservation and development of the Borough's natural resources; study and provide educational leadership in all areas of environmental concern; instill community pride by creating awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment through education and participation; and make recommendations to the various governing bodies.

Results: ANJEC Environmental Achievement Awards 2009.10.11 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.

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.

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Westville Environmental Commission is a dedicated group of individuals working together to promote environmental awareness and provide opportunities for youngsters to participate in making a difference in their community. The grounds surrounding Parkview School including the park has benefited greatly from their efforts. In the past few years this group has provided opportunities for students to design art for the butterfly garden, plant trees to preserve the banks and learn about the benefits of a rain garden. We welcome the Westville Environmental Commission's involvement in our school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandson was so happy with the enviormental commison's help - he learned how ot make bird feeders at Westville day, in October. He has made them for family members!! He enjoyed the turtle lady and the butterfly gardens at the Thomas West Part. Thank you "rupert's mom".