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Trees Still Needed to Complete the New Sportsman's Park
Posted at 7:35 AM on July 4, 2016
The area was devastated during the remediation process. Clear cutting of the woods occured in about 80% of the park. The trapshooting program, the park's traditional and historical use, is now healthy, but the park looks terrible. We have addressed the Park Board of Commissioners and asked them to dramatically (1000%) increase th...
Aopt a Highway Event July 10th, 10:30 AM
Posted at 7:29 AM on July 4, 2016
Our 17th annual “Spring” Spruce Up event will be held Sunday July 10th, beginning at 10:30 AM.
Sponsored by the Department of Public Works, our participation reinforces a commitment made many years ago to maintain the character of the West St. Corridor. Water and gear for the cleanup will be pr...
Bi-Annual Meeting June 22nd
Posted at 10:14 AM on June 15, 2016
Our bi-annual organizational meeting and elections will be held Wednesday June 22nd at 7:30 PM. The location is Starbucks Coffee, Rose Plaza East, 860 West 75th St. in Naperville. This is two blocks east of Plainfield-Naperville Rd. on the south side of 75th, just east of McDonalds. All members and those interested in our membership, are welcome to...
Coalition Winter Meeting Wednesday March 16th
Posted at 6:13 PM on March 6, 2016
The regular winter meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Wed. March 16th, starting at 7:30 PM. Please note the location will be the home of Fred And Barb Turek, 7 S.471 Green Acres Drive. The meeting is especially important, and all members as well as those interested in our mission are encouraged to attend.
Grand Re-Opening at Sportsman's Park Held in October
Posted at 4:54 PM on November 11, 2015
Sportsman's Park is now free of the alleged contamination and unfortunately still woefully lacking in the beautiful trees that were cut down to make the remediation project possible. The WSGPC continues to encourage the Naperville Park District to re-forest the eastern portion of the park. We also celebrate the "Grand Re-Opening" whic...
Grand Re-opening at Sportsman's Park
Posted at 4:47 PM on November 11, 2015
Sportsman's Park is now free of contamination, and unfortuantely still woefully lacking in the beautiful trees that were cut down to make the remediation project possible. The WSGPC continues to encourage the Naperville Park District to re-forest the eastern portion of the park. We also celebarte the "Grand Re-Opening" which took plac...
West St. Spruce-Up Event Sunday Oct. 25th
Posted at 4:01 PM on October 17, 2015
Sunday afternoon, October 25th, is the date for our 16th annual Fall Adopt-a- Highway event. We will meet at 2PM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Booth located just south of West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commitment to the Naperville Department of Public works by maintaining ...
Summer Meeting Sept. 17th
Posted at 9:23 PM on September 13, 2015
The regular summer West St. Coalition meeting will take place on Sept. 17th. THIS IS A THURSDAY, and has been moved from Wednesday as a result of conflicts that various members of the board would have on the 16th.
The meeting begins at 7:30 PM, and the location is Starbucks Coffee, Rose Plaza East, 860 Wes...
Senior Games at Sportsman's Park June 25th
Posted at 7:22 PM on June 18, 2015
The Naperville Park District is hosting the Naperville Senior Games, and included in the senior games are trapshooting events for both men and women. The trapshooting events will be held at Sportsman’s Park on Thursday, June 25. You can register at Sportsman’s Park during regular shooting hours, or via the Park District webs...
2015 Spring Spruce Up Event- Sunday May 17th
Posted at 7:07 PM on May 11, 2015
Our annual spring parkway event, sponsored by the Department of Public Works, will take place along West St. on Sunday May 17th starting at 2 PM. We will meet at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry collection booth (near the Sportsman's Park access road). Supplies, water and Treasurer Jeannine Walega's famous chocolate chip cookies wil...
Coalition Board Member Tom O'Hale Running for the Naperville City Council
Posted at 10:41 AM on February 16, 2015
Thomas O’Hale, a member of the WSGPC Board since 2001, is running for one of the 8 open spots on the Naperville City Council. O’Hale assisted the effort to protect the West St. Garden Plots from development in 2000-01 and again in 2008-09, and was a leader in the nearly five year battle to create the new Hobson West Ponds Park. Had it n...
Help needed at end of January Scout Klondike Event
Posted at 8:53 AM on January 1, 2015
The Scouts are running a Klondike event from January 30th – February 1st. Most of it is in Von Oven Scout Reservation (just North of Sportsman’s Park). Sportsman’s is participating with a “show and tell” session at the newly re-opened clubhouse on Saturday, January 31st, and an instructional sessi...
Park District Trapshooting Program Resumes at Sportsman's Park
Posted at 8:43 AM on January 1, 2015
If you have not been out yet you need to see the improvements. [Program participants] could not be happier with the outcome. The only thing we have not had a chance to test is the lighting system with targets. The crowds have been good. The road and more landscaping will be done in the spring. --Written by Jim Monk, President, Naperville ...
Limited Reopening of Sportsman’s Park Projected for early December; Most Landscaping and Tree Planting Delayed until Spring 2015.
Posted at 12:54 PM on October 13, 2014
Driving south along West St. past Von Oven Scout Reservation and the small stand of trees that serve as a reminder of what not long ago was Sportsman’s Woods, the apparently desolate landscape conceals the considerable progress that has been made towards the remediation of the site since last spring. Major work required for the remediation of...
Fall Coalition Event to be held October 18th
Posted at 7:54 PM on October 6, 2014
Saturday morning, October 18th, is the date for our 15th annual Fall Adopt-a- Highway event. We will meet at 9 AM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Booth located just south of West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commitment to the Naperville Department of Public works by maintainin...
Fall Coalition Meeting Nov. 5th
Posted at 1:59 PM on September 29, 2014
The regular general membership and board meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Wednesday Nov.5th, starting at 7:30 PM. The location will be Starbucks Coffee, located in the Rose Plaza East, 860 West 75th St. All individuals interested in the successful fulfillment of our mission are invited to attend.
Hope for the Future of Sportsman's Park (by Bill Mego)
Posted at 4:38 PM on June 11, 2014
The following, a very important concept endorsed by the West St. Coalition for the future of West St., was authored by Naperville resident Bill Mego. It first appeared in the "Naperville Sun" on 3/5/2014, and is reproduced with express written consent of the author who reserves all future rights to its content. Bill Me...
Regular Coalition Meeting Set for Sept. 3rd
Posted at 4:34 PM on June 11, 2014
At our May 14th meeting, the regular WSGPC summer membership meeting was set to take place on Wednesday Sept. 3rd, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please note that the location for this meeting is Starbucks Coffee, Rose Plaza East, 860 West 75th St. in Naperville. This is two blocks east of Plainfield-Naperville Rd. on the south side of 75th,...
Board Members Elected- Departing Board Members Nan Kroll and Susan Kursar Praised
Posted at 1:07 PM on May 30, 2014
At our May 14th meeting the following individuals were elected or re-elected to the board for the 2014-16 term:
George Bennett- President;
Cindy Schneider- Vice-President;
Fred Turek- Recording Secretary;
Elaine Fisher- Director;
Tom O’Hale- Director;
Denise O’Hale- Director;
Adopt-a-Highway Spring Event May 31st
Posted at 1:02 PM on May 30, 2014
Members as well as the interested public are invited to spend part of Saturday morning, May 31st, with coalition members on West St. We will meet at 9 AM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Collection Booth located at West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Donuts, coffee, water and all supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commi...