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America in Bloom - St. Charles: Planting Pride in Our Community

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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  www.americainbloom.org


We're Gearing Up to Host the 2019 America in Bloom Symposium in St. Charles October 3-5, 2019

 From Oct. 3-5, 2019, an estimated 300 visitors from cities around the country will gather at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles for the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program. 

“The symposium offers  an exciting chance to showcase our beautiful city to people from across the country who are eager to learn more about our community improvement practices and tour our  parks, and cultural and historic sites,” said America in Bloom – St. Charles co-chair and Ward 5 Alderman Maureen Lewis. Details at www.americainbloom.org/programs/symposium-awards-celebration


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.

For more information about America in Bloom – St Charles, contact Diane Cullen at dianelcullen@gmail.com or Maureen Lewis at mlewis@stcharlesil.gov or 630.584.4622. If you would like to get involved, register to volunteer at VolunteerMatch or contact Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator at 630.205.2868 or mkoenen@att.net.

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updated Oct 02, 2019

What is America in Bloom - St. Charles?

America in Bloom celebrates many of the same values of the City of St. Charles mission:Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. This video highlights all the wonderful reasons St. Charles is part of the America in Bloom. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/9zc7m7AusdY