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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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Rating: 5

The Westville Environmental Commission has been doing great work in the town of Westville for several years now. Our facility has partnered with them on several projects which have had a tremendous impact on the environment within the community. The leaders and volunteers of the Commission are friendly and easy to work with. Other Environmental groups within Gloucester County should look to model their programs after the Westville Environmental Commission.