Here's how the Village of Westmont and The Conservation Foundation are bringing more nature to your neighborhood through Conservation In Our Community:
- The Village of Westmont Public Works Department has organized a volunteer effort to stencil storm drains in the Village, reminding people that these drains flow directly into Village waterways and should not be used to dump waste. More than 80 storm drains have been stencilled in the Village so far through this effort!
- This past May, a team from the Village of Westmont participated in the annual DuPage River Sweep, organized by The Conservation Foundation. Besides the usual trash of cans, bottles and plastic bags, this team also removed a ladder, window screens and storm drain gutters from the river.
- Four Village of Westmont sites (so far) have been recently been given Conservation@Work certification for their use of native plants and sustainable stormwater management techniques.