Lands Day

Thirteenth Annual Homer Glen Community and Nature in Harmony Award - 2014
The purpose of National Public Lands Day is 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.

Award Administration
The Community and Nature in Harmony Award is a project of the Environment Committee of the Village of Homer Glen. In the year 2001, the Village of Homer Glen, by proclamation, established Homer Glen Lands Day as part of its recognition and support of National Public Lands Day. This year the date for National Public Lands Day and Homer Glen Lands Day is Saturday, September 27.

Award Nomination Deadline
Nominations will be accepted until July 25, 2014. Fill out one of our Nomination Form (PDF) if you have someone or someplace that deserves recognition.

Award Selection
Recipients will be selected from each of the following categories: Individuals, Business/Developers, and Community Organizations/Government Agencies. A maximum of 15 projects will receive awards. View the 2013 award winners, tree planting ceremony, and photo galleries.

Award Presentation
Presentation of the awards will take place at a Homer Glen Board meeting.

Award Eligibility
  • Individuals - all residents of Homer Glen and/or those who have contributed to the betterment of the environment of Homer Glen.
  • Businesses and Developers - any commercial or industrial business working within the Village limits and/or contributing to the betterment of the environment of Homer Glen.
  • Community Organizations and Government Agencies - any organization participating in Homer Glen including but not limited to youth groups, clubs, government agencies, churches, and schools.
  • Village employees and members of the Environment Committee are ineligible.
  • Previous winners must have new projects or repeated project must not have received an award in 2013.
Some Suggestions & Ideas for a Nomination
Here is a list of suggestion but you are not limited to these:
  • Promoting, organizing, or participating in neighborhood cleanups
  • Coordinating educational programs
  • Donating goods or services for an environmental program
  • Planting trees, flowers, or native plants
  • Encouraging others to maintain a cleaner and healthier environment
  • Coordinating a recycling program
  • Promoting an “Environmental Stewardship” philosophy
  • Preservation or restoration activity or project
  • Creation or protection of a wildlife habitat
  • Promoting a rural atmosphere
  • Protecting and maintaining our agricultural heritage
  • Preservation of history related to the land
  • Promotion of environmental awareness through writing/publishing activities
For additional information about Homer Glen Lands Day, please call the Village of Homer Glen at 708-301-0632.