To celebrate Homer Glen Lands Day, the Village is promoting a week long community cleanup event. Connect with the green space in our community by working together to keep it beautiful! Help us pick up litter in parks, along roadways, near businesses or in your own neighborhood. Gloves, trash bags, grabbers, and parks/trail maps can be picked up at Village Hall the week of October 4-10, 2021.
Send us a picture of your efforts and you will be invited to a catered event where you can mix and mingle with the Village Environment Committee and other cleanup participants. Photos may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the clean-up efforts as you explore Homer Glen’s trails and public lands!
Homer Glen Lands Day was originally created in 2002 to be part of the National Public Lands Day event, which is celebrated annually throughout the United States on the fourth Saturday in September. According to the National Park Service, “National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health.”
The Village did not own any public land in 2002, so the Environment Committee created the Community and Nature in Harmony award as a way to recognize and inspire environmental stewardship. This year’s awards was presented at the Village Board meeting on September 8. The Committee has also planted a tree on public property every year to recognize the day. This year an evergreen was planted at Heritage Park to commemorate the day.