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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From the Turtle Pond to the Butterfly Garden, the Westville EC is comprised of a group of dedicated individuals who are making a difference in this town. Their participation in all Borough activities excites the children because they call on resources (e.g. Turtle Lady, Forestry Services) the children would not normally have a opportunity to see. They are an asset to the Town!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Westville Environmental Committe is a committed and dedicated group which works for the greater good in the Borough of Westville. As they progress forward, they continue to improve environmental conditions in Westville. They are a hardworking group who are not recognized for all of the improvements that they have made. Congratulations for an awesome job!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since its inception years ago, the environmental commission has raised awareness in the Westville community relating to saving rain water via rain barrels, creating butterfly garden near the local school, helping to make the Thomas West Park area a safer habitat for wildlife and to insure the residents that a "Green" community is a safer one for the future of our area. Our children have received literature from the commission that has certainly changed their thoughts and made them more aware of the need for conservation.