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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have worked with this group for several years now as the County Recycling/HSW Coordinator for Gloucester County. They are a hard working group that is very dedicated to the local environment. I live in a neighboring town and am very pleased to know there are groups out there looking to keep the world a clean and safe place to live. Monica Gismondi , GCIA, Office of Recycling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As "The Turtle Lady", I work with many environmental organizations in southern New Jersey. I have been a participant in Westville's summer and fall festivals in conjunction with the Environmental Commission for a number of years, thanks to their interest in sharing my message of "Save the environment, Save the turtles, Save Ourselves". They are, without a doubt, the most active and dedicated environmental commission I have ever worked with. They provide enviromental advise, information, activities, and so much more - not just to the citizens of Westville, but to anyone who wants it. I even got one of my rain barrels through them! While most of my dealings have been with Joyce Lovell, everyone at the commission seem to be as committed to saving the planet through example and education as she is. Definitely one of my favorites!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A rave review from one non-profit about another may be a bit unusual but by networking with the Westville Environmental Commission, both of our groups were able to gain additional man power for our projects and share literature and expertise with the public. A wonderful group of knowlegeable individuals devoted to making our community a model of environmental correctness and beauty, a mission that they share with children and adults at varied and fun events. Krista Tinney, USCGA Marine Environmental Outreach Specialist