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Adopt-A-Highway Fall Event Saturday Nov. 16th, 9AM

We will conduct our fall West St. Parkway spruce event on Saturday Nov. 16th starting at 9AM. This is an Adopt-a-Highway event, made possible by the Naperville Department of Public Works. All members of the Coalition and community members who support our mission are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will have donuts and ...

(by Fred) George Bennett to attend Park District Meeting re Sportsman's Park

George Bennett  to attend Park District Meeting re Sportsman's Park on Thursday 9/12/13. You can view Bennett's comments on behalf of the West St. Coalition in the "board meeting" section of the park district's website at napervilleparks.org.  (by Fred)

Sportsman's Park- A Perspecitive on Remediation's Motives and Goals

In the spring of 2011 the Naperville Park District (NPD) asked the City of Naperville for permission to enroll Sportsman's Park in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) voluntary Site Remediation Program (SRP). The Napervile City Council as owners of the land opted to allow the NPD (that has leased the land unti...

Adopt-a-Highway Spruce up, Sat. May 25th, 9AM

Our spring Adopt-a-Highway parkway cleanup will take place on Saturday May 25th, starting at 9AM. We will meet at the Plant a Row for the Hungry collection Booth (located just south of the Sportsman's access road) at 9AM for coffee, donuts and conversation. Starting between 9:30 and 10 AM the cleanup along West St. will begin. Gloves and supplies w...

State of the Naperville Park District-Saturday,Feb.9th

The public is invited to attend the third annual “State of the Park District” address by Park Board President Kirsten Young. The event will be held in Community Hall at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center on Saturday, February 9. A light breakfast and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. The formal presentation will start at 8:30 ...

Harvest Celebration and Open House, Saturday Oct. 27th 4-6:30 PM

The first annual West St. Coalition Harvest Celebration and Open House will take place on Saturday Oct. 27th, 4-6:30 PM at Sportsman’s Park Clubhouse. Free for coalition members as well as the general public, this family friendly event is the perfect opportunity to explore Sportsman’s Park, meet the board and fello...

Fall Adopt-a-Highway "Coffee and Cleanup"- Sat. Nov. 10th

Our fall Adopt-a-Highway "Coffee and Cleanup" sponsored by the Naperville Department of Public Works will take place on Saturday morning, Nov.10th. We'll meet at our Plant a Row for the Hungry collection booth at 9:30 AM for coffee and donuts, and start our work along West St. around 10 AM. Please remember the booth was relocated to the n...

Regular Fall Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26th

The fall general membership and board meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Wednesday September 26th at 7:30 PM. The location is Naperville Township’s Administration Building, 135 Water St. on the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville. All members, perspective members and those interested in our mission are invited to attend. Additi...

Coalition Joins Friends of Von Oven

A special meeting of the board took place on Wednesday August 22nd. At the well attended meeting the board voted to join a new advocacy group called the “Friends of Von Oven”. The new group will support the Von Oven Scout Camp in a variety of ways by advocating initiatives and policies that ensure a vibrant future for scouting on West S...

Summer Coalition Meeting July 11th

As set during the May 7th Annual meeting and publicized in the May members newsletter, our regular summer meeting will take place July 11th beginning at 7:30 PM. The location as ever is the Naperville Township Administration Building on Water St. Conducted by the board, those interested in our mission ar...

Springtime Adopt-a-Highway Event Saturday May 26th (9-11AM)

    Our 13th annual springtime parkway spruce up, in conjunction with the Naperville Department of Public Works Adopt-a-Highway program, transitions this year from our traditional Earth Day time frame to Memorial Day weekend. As ever we will meet at our Collection Booth at 9 AM, and after light refreshments we will once again spruce up ...

Coalition Holds Elections at May Meeting

The Coalition's spring board of directors meeting was held on Monday May 7th at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor conference room of Naperville Township's Administration Building. The meeting doubled as our biennial reorganizational forum, and elections were held. At our March 7th winter board meeting a slate of candidates was nominated, but since each boar...

Coalition Annual Meeting Set for May 7th

The annual meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Monday May 7th, commencing at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Naperville Township Building. All members are encouraged to attend. Elections will be held, and the Coalition is looking for interested individuals to fill a couple of anticipated vacancies on the board....

Knoch Park Renovation Complete

  The Naperville Park District invites you to celebrate the grand reopening of Knoch Park on Saturday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Knoch Park Field #5 (formerly known as Field #8) on West St., just south of Martin Ave., adjacent to the new playground. ...

Coalition Winter Meeting Scheduled for March 7th

The regular winter meeting of the Coalition will take place Wednesday March 7th, beginning at 7:30 PM in the Naperville Township Administration Building. The meeting is conducted by the board, with all members and individuals interested in the group's mission invited.

The Future of Sportsman's Park on Display Feb.22

  On Wed., February 22, the Naperville Park District, in partnership with the City of Naperville, the Illinois EPA and Shaw Environmental, will host an Availability Session for the public regarding the voluntary Site Remediation Program (SRP) for Sportsman’s Park. The event will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center, located at...

Donation Booth Moves to north plots

With the creation of the new West St. athletic fields, the Coalition's Plant a Row for the Hungry donation booth has been re-located to to an area near the north entrance of the Community Graden Plots. The booth, first constructed in 2000 and re-built in 2006, serves as a valuable collection site for fresh produce which is delivered mainly to ...

City Council Accepts Park District's Request at Sportsman's Park

On Tuesday June 21st the Naperville City Council as landowners of Sportsman's Park agreed by unanimous vote to accept the Park District's request to work with the IEPA on Sportsman's Park remediation. Changes at the park could be seen starting in 2012. Reliable sources have indicated for some time that the situation at Sportsman’s P...

Garlic Mustard Threatens Habitats

Early last week Allison Cisneros was walking along a wooded trail with her eyes to the ground when she spotted a patch of young toothwort, one of the hundreds of native wildflowers and plants the U.S. Forest Service wants to encourage in the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near downstate Wilmington. "Oh yeah, this is gonna be a little ...

Spring Spruce Up

Our 12th annual Earth Day event will take place at the Community Garden Plots on Saturday April 30th from 9-11:30 AM. After light refreshments we will once again conduct our Adopt-a-Highway parkway cleanup sponsored by the Naperville Department of Public Works. Coffee and donuts, as well as gloves and supplies will be provided.All members welcome a...