Native Plant Sale Approaching
Grow native with Wheaton’s popular annual plant sale, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City's Public Works Department Facility, 821 W Liberty Drive.
The City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and the Wheaton Park District encourage residents to use native plants in future landscape projects. Native plants are adapted to the soils and climate of our area. Native plants provide a habitat for a wide variety of native wildlife species, provide an attractive, low-maintenance landscape and are beneficial because they do not require irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to drought and insects, and will not harm or degrade native ecosystems. See information about the plants offered at the sale.
For information about pre-ordering a rain barrel, see the Wheaton Park District's website.
Volunteers Needed for Prairie Path Cleanup
The Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission encourages the community to take part in the annual Prairie Path Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-noon. The event will take place rain or shine. This is an all-ages event, and all volunteer groups, families, businesses, student groups and others are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Participants should meet at Lincoln Ave & Prairie Path, 2 blocks west of Gary Avenue, on April 27. Plastic bags for trash and recycling will be provided. Please bring work gloves.
City of Wheaton Named Among America's Healthiest Companies
The City of Wheaton has been named one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, whose workplace wellness program helps businesses invest in the health of their employees. Wheaton is one of 151 organizations across the country recognized this year for empowering employees to make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health. This is the third year the City of Wheaton has won the award. For more information, visit the City’s website.
Call Before You Dig
April is celebrated as Safe Digging Month, just in time for many homeowner projects as the weather warms up.
If you’re planning to install a swing set, do some landscaping that requires digging, put up a fence, build a deck or even install a mailbox post, the City of Wheaton urges you to call JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) before digging to ensure you do not cut or damage underground utility lines when you dig.
All residents need to do is call 811, or submit an online request two business days before digging. JULIE Inc., a nonprofit organization, will come out and mark utility lines free of charge so homeowners and contractors know where these underground utilities are located. For more information, visit the JULIE website.
City Offices Closed
Please note that non-emergency City offices will be closed on Friday, April 19. Garbage/yard waste collection will not be affected.