Environment

  1. Bats & Birds

    This page contains links to environmental information and resources about bats and birds. Some links may be of particular interest to children.

  2. Chicago Wilderness

    Visit the Chicago Wilderness website to learn about who they are, what they do, how you can help, places to visit, blogs to read, and more.

  3. Community and Nature in Harmony Awards

    The Village of Homer Glen and the Environment Committee honors people who have demonstrated their commitment to the environment through the creation of a wildlife habitat or preservation, restoration, and/or beautification of land within the village or unincorporated Homer Township, and in the process have significantly contributed to community pride.

  4. Conservation Design

    Read about the new conservation design ordinance and how residential development and open spaces plays apart.

  5. Core Values

    Find the core values for rural atmosphere, managed growth density, and a sense of community.

  6. Coyote Information

    Find information about coyotes as well as tips to protect your pets at home and on a walk.

  7. Earth Day-Arbor Day

    Save the date and plan to participate in Earth Day also know as Arbor Day.

  8. Earth Hour - Lights Out America

    Participate in Earth Hour by turning off non- essential lights for 1 hour.

  9. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

    The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small, non-native invasive pest whose larvae feast on the trunks of ash trees thereby causing the tree’s decline.

  10. Environment Committee

    The Environment Committee Supports the preservation of Homer Glen's natural resources through the Conservation Design ordinance, the protection of trees, encouraging native landscaping as cost saving and energy saving concepts, and sustainability measures for future generations.

  11. Environment Articles & Resources

    Find a list of helpful articles and additional resources.

  12. Environmental Resources for Children

    This page contains links to environmental information and resources that may be of particular interest to children.

  13. Green Vision

    The purpose of Green Vision is to facilitate and support community based environmental protection strategies that bring together diverse interests.

  14. Gypsy Moth Spraying

    Find the notice to start spraying for Gypsy Moths, a map of the area to be sprayed, and attend a meeting regarding the spraying of the moths.

  15. International Dark Sky Association (IDSA)

    Read about how Homer Glen received the International Dark Sky Association Award and the companies that received the Starry Night Award.

  16. Invasive Plants

    A primary objective of the Cooperative Agriculture Survey (CAPS) program is to safeguard our nation's food and environmental security from exotic pests that threaten our production and ecological systems.

  17. Lands Day

    To recognize an individual, business, group, or community organization, who through the creation of wildlife habitat or preservation, restoration, and/or beautification of land within the village of Homer Glen, has demonstrated a commitment to the environment and, in the process, significantly contributed to community pride.

  18. Long Run Creek - Big Creek

  19. Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus

    Learn about Clarke Mosquito Spraying, mosquito control services and West Nile Virus.

  20. Outdoor Lighting & Light Pollution

    Find outdoor lighting examples and resources.

  21. Plant a Rain Garden

    Learn about rain gardens and how you can build one at home.

  22. Recycling

    Find out about weekly recycling and our local electronics recycling drop-off locations.

  23. Stargazing

    Experience Stargazing at the Trantina Farm and celebrate the International Dark Sky recognition of the Village of Homer Glen by spending a fall evening with the stars!

  24. Stormwater

    Read about the stormwater improvement project and the project notices.

  25. Tree Preservation

    The tree preservation ordinance prevents the clear cutting of properties proposed for development and creates strong financial incentives to save large, mature trees.

  26. Tree Planting In Public Parkway

    Information pertaining to the planting of trees in the public parkway.

  27. Stargazing

    Experience Stargazing at the Trantina Farm and celebrate the International Dark Sky recognition of the Village of Homer Glen by spending a fall evening with the stars!