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West Street Greenspace Preservation Coalition hosts ‘Harvest Celebration’

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A drive past the West Street Community Garden Plots will produce  evidence that the local harvest season mostly is finished.

To celebrate, the West St. Coalition will host its first  Fall Harvest Celebration and Open House  from 4-6:30PM on Sat., Oct. 27, at the Naperville Park District’s Sportsman Clubhouse.  A guided tour of the wooded property, a Chili Cook-off and good conversation are scheduled.

The free, family-friendly event celebrates another successful harvest at Naperville’s Community Garden Plots. The public is invited  to meet coalition members while learning about the group’s accomplishments and plans for the future.

Complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

The  chili cook-off will feature  spicy Texas style, mild Midwestern and locally-sourced vegetarian. Hot dogs, vegetables and home-made desserts round out the menu.

At 5PM, participants are also invited to take a guided tour of the portion of Sportsman’s woods open to the public.

Dedicated toward protecting open space in Naperville since 1999, the West St. Coalition is specifically focused on preserving the green space and historical traditions found along the West St. Corridor of Naperville’s near southwest side.

Sportsman’s Park Clubhouse is located at 735 S.  West St., with access by gravel road just south of the corner of West St. and Martin Avenue.

For information, contact Coalition President George Bennett at (630) 319-0289 or e-mail Vice President Cindy Schneider at  cls4516@sbcglobal.net.

More information about the West St. Coalition is available at WSGPC.org.

Photo courtesy of George Bennett

Did you know?  The West St. Coalition was founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded individuals who believe that conserving open space while retaining its natural character greatly benefits the quality of life in an increasingly urban environment. Since the beginning the coalition has sought to defend the existing green space west of and adjoining West Street against incompatible development while encouraging programs and amenities that foster conservation, honor historical tradition and preserve the area for passive use. The group is especially appreciative of the Naperville Park District for creating the new Hobson West Ponds Park along West St. in 2008. Membership in the Coalition is available to interested individuals and groups, with suggested annual dues of $15.

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