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Earth Day event April 22 - May 20

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais announces its first Community Cleanup Contest. Sponsored by Tholens’ Landscape & Garden Center and Aqua Illinois, the Earth Day-related event encourages residents of all ages to participate in or plan a cleanup project or activity within the Village of Bourbonnais.

Projects or activities may take place beginning on Earth Day, April 22, through May 20, 2022. Email entries may be submitted to Lindy Casey, Marketing & Public Engagement Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through May 20 at 4:30 p.m. One winner will receive a small tree, a $100 Visa gift card and a free meal at a Village of Bourbonnais business.

A complete entry will include:

  1. High-resolution photo(s) of the project/activity with the individual(s) or group/team
  2. Details about the project/activity & why it was selected
  3. Date of project/activity
  4. Name(s)/Address/Phone Number

“Bourbonnais is a beautiful community, and we want to help keep it that way,” explained Mayor Paul Schore. “Residents willingly do a wonderful job of helping keep the village clean throughout the year. This is our way of thanking them and encouraging their continued efforts.”

Cleanup projects or Earth Day activity examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Neighborhood clean up
  • Local park clean up
  • Plant a tree
  • Plant wildflower & native plants
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Water conservation

Casey added, “Residents can be as creative or as simple as they’d like. Individuals, groups and teams are all welcome. Every little bit helps make an impact here and the contest further provides an element of fun.”

Contest inquiries may be directed to Lindy Casey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-937-3570.

To learn more about the Village of Bourbonnais’ sustainability efforts, click here.