What is America in Bloom – St. Charles?
Residents, and members of local businesses and organizations have joined together to form America in Bloom - St. Charles. The group works together to improve St. Charles through landscaping, environmental, and heritage preservation projects. They enter St. Charles in the America in Bloom national program each year, in which St. Charles took home top honors, winning its population category in 2017 and winning in the Circle of Champions in 2018. Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/americainbloom.stc.il
Learn more about the America in Bloom national program at americainbloom.org
Why is America in Bloom Important to St. Charles?
Not only does America in Bloom promote community beautification, it also encourages community involvement. And the St. Charles group really gets things done:
- Organize the Holiday Light Recycling program that diverts tons (literally) of lights from landfills each year
- Added new cement planters around town
- Added recycling containers throughout the community
- Helped install festive lights on the First Street Plaza
- Worked with local businesses to encourage recycling and waste reduction
America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee
Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman & Committee Co-Chair; Diane Cullen, Committee Co-Chair; Barbara Campbell, resident; Frank Esposito, resident; Heather Goudreau, resident; Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator; Nona Koivula, resident; John Thornhill, resident; Steve Martin, First State Bank; Jim Nau, Ball Seed; Christa Bormann, Heinz Brothers Green House and Garden Center; Holly Cabel, St. Charles Park District; Pam Otto, St. Charles Park District; Jenna Sawicki, Downtown St. Charles Partnership; Michelle Cianferri, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pam Salomone, St. Charles Public Library; Tim Kirsininkas, St. Charles Public Library; Chris Adesso, City of St. Charles; Lisa Garhan, City of St. Charles; Kamari Jordan, City of St. Charles; AJ Reineking, City of St. Charles; and Isabel Soderlind, City of St. Charles.