Please check back often, content and information changes.
For questions regarding any of these programs, contact Karen James at 815-725-2150 ext 22 or email@example.com.
Celebrate Abor Day 2013
5 lucky winners announced at the Village Board meeting on April 23rd. Trees generously donated by The Home Depot Shorewood.
Shorewood Community Garden
Four Seasons Park
No space for a garden at your home? Do you have too much shade in your yard? Do you want to meet other gardeners and share ideas, and maybe even produce? Then, register for a garden plot in the Shorewood Community Garden!
The Community Garden plots are 10' by 10', will be available May 1st weather permitting and are open to Village of Shorewood and Troy Township unincorporated residents.
New in 2013 - Amended Soil & More Water Spigots!
Priority Registration Begins February 15th (Previous Year's Gardeners Only)
Open Registration Begins March 15th
View the Community Garden Guidelines and Map for complete details.
Call 815-725-2150 ext. 57 with any additional questions.
Register at the Shorewood Village Hall.
Community Garden Flyer
Community Garden Registration Form
Calling All Registered Gardeners
Build a Homemade Scarecrow for Your Garden Plot and Enter to Win Prizes from The Home Depot.
Check here for full details.
Community Gardeners' Open House 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Troy Township Community Room
Guest Speaker: Donna Theimer, JJC Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences Chair and Shorewood Resident
Topics include: Plant care following a drought, drought tolerant plants, turf renovation, soil preparation for successful planting, intercropping & alternative planting methods
Open to All Shorewood and Troy Township Residents.
Registration required by April 23rd.
FREE to Registered 2013 Community Gardeners, $5 for others.
(If you register for a garden plat after the Open House, a $5 credit will apply.)
Click here for the registration form.
Missed the Community Gardeners' Open House on May 4, 2012?
The presentation by Guest Speaker Donna Theimer can viewed below.
Click Here for a PDF of the Presentation
Sponsored By: Special Thanks to
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Rain Barrel Sale
55 Gallons Plastic Barrels
New reduced price in 2013! $64.50 with Home Delivery
Choose From a Variety of Barrrels, Accessories & Connections.
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Rain as a Resource!
Check out an encore presentation of the Rain as a Resource presenation from Monday, April 23, 2012 on the
Shorewood Community Cable Television Channel 6
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
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Energy Impact Illinois
The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) program is led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), in partnership with the City of Chicago, City of Rockford, ComEd, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, Peoples Gas and The Northern Illinois Energy Project. Energy Impact Illinois is a collaborative effort among its partners with the mission of helping residents, businesses and non-profits reduce energy use. The alliance provides simplified access to information, financial mechanisms and workforce resources that empower people to make their own energy impact.
The Home Energy Savings Program is a joint program of Nicor Gas and ComEd that makes it easy for you to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home through the Energy Impact Illinois program. The program provides comprehensive Home Energy Assessments to identify promising energy-efficiency upgrades, and then provide instant rebates and prequalified contractors to help you complete the recommendations.
Energy Impact Illinois Brochure
Energy Impact Illinois - Residential Website
Nicor/ComEd Home Energy Savings Website
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Local Drop-Offs for Recycling Items
Troy Township Highway Department, Seil Road
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Drop off location for the following:
- Traditional Residential Recycling Items, such as paper and plastics
- Residential Electornics including computers, televisions, VCRs, radios, answering machinges and electronic toys
- Textile Recycling, clothing, bedding, towels and the like
Troy Township Community Center, Seil Road
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Drop off location for cell phones, cell phone chargers and eye glasses.
Complete information regarding the recycling opportunities offered at the Troy Township facilities can be found on the Troy Township website.
Search the Green Guide Database on www.WillCountyGreen.com to find the right recycling and reuse opportunities for your unwanted or unneeded household items.
Special Drop-Off Event:
Troy Township Shredding Event and Medication Disposal
Saturday, April 20, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Troy Township Offices and Community Center
FREE to all Troy Township Residents.
Click here for the event flyer and complete list of acceptable items.
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50/50 Parkway Tree Replacement Program
The Village is happy to announce the creation of a 50/50 cost sharing program for residential parkway tree replacement. The program was developed to assist the homeowners of Shorewood with the expense of replacing their parkway tree(s) when the tree(s) has been removed due to damage, insect infestation, disease or death. Funds available for the program vary annually with budget approval, are on a first come first serve basis and will be approved based on funds remaining for the program. The 50/50 Parkway Tree Replacement Program includes the complete details and requirements for the parkway tree removal process and 50/50 Replacement Program.
Prior to removing any parkway tree, the homeowner must complete a Parkway Tree Removal Application and receive approval to do so. If interested in the 50/50 Parkway Tree Replacement Program, the homeowner must complete the 50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Application. The homeowner should NOT purchase the tree until the application has been approved by the Village. Approved replacement tree applications will be reimbursement at 50% of the cost of the parkway tree, up to a maximum of $125 per tree. A species guide listing acceptable parkway trees within the Village of Shorewood is provided to assist in the proper chosing of a parkway tree for the property.
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