Saturday, May 3rd
Alliance is celebrating Spring 2014 with guided Wilderness
& Wildflower Walks in Lyman Woods on Saturday, May 3rd.
Volunteer Naturalist Lance Herning will lead two groups of hikers, one
at 10 AM and the other, at 12 Noon. Each group will be limited to
about 15 participants and should expect to spend about 90 minutes
exploring the woods and fields of this high quality nature
preserve. After the walk we
provide refreshments and opportunities for conversation.
Register now to
in this special exploration of Lyman Woods. Reserve your
departure time and make a $25 donation to support educational
activities of Pierce Downer's
Alliance. Space is
Beekeeping at Lyman Woods
Early in spring 2013
the Downers Grove Park District installed four new hives
for honeybees in Lyman Woods. Pierce Downer's
Heritage Alliance contributed partial
funding for this project. The Bee Yard Project included a purchase of
protective suits and masks so that Lyman Woods interpretive program
participants can help with the honey harvest.
The bees at the new Lyman Woods apiary have been hard at work this
summer, as have the Lyman Woods staff with junior beekeeping camps and
bee activities for all ages.
Honey was harvested from the hives in July and again in
September. After the bees were pacified with smoke, the hives
were opened and honeycomb-filled frames were removed. The wax
caps were cut from the combs and the honey extracted, filtered, and
bottled, yielding a nice light-gold honey that was in great demand and
has been sold out for this
year. A short video of the
process of filling the jars may be found at Honey
Lyman Woods staffer and beekeeper Marge Trocki lent her
expertise. The Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association generously
provided funding for four scholarships to the beekeeping camp.
Heritage Alliance is dedicated to preserving the
natural and cultural heritage of Downers Grove. In the past, we have
maintained sharp focus on the natural heritage within our community.
Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance has been instrumental in the
preservation and protection of Lyman Woods, and Belmont Prairie, which
continue as on-going projects.
We are now also committed to the preservation
of cultural aspects of Downers Grove, including its rich
architectural heritage. We work to accomplish our mission through
education as well as community outreach.
Can you find this
in Downers Grove and why is it important?
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Day 2014 Celebration
Friday, April 25, 2014
to 1:00 PM
Tree Planting in Randall Park
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& Wildflower Walks
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 AM & 12 Noon
Please click here to signup:
Register for Walk
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM, Room 307
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Next Highland Ave.
Saturday, June 14,
to 11:00 AM
Please click here to fill out
required Waiver Form.
Meet at 33rd Street
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to restore the 1846 Blodgett
of the Village's
oldest houses reflecting our rich cultural heritage. PDHA
supports such efforts
to preserve valuable
historic resources for
here to learn about the 1846 Blodgett House project.
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Click here to learn
more about other local historic
preservation activities in Downers Grove.
Aggregation of Electrical Suppy
Village of Downers Grove and the Village of Westmont have awarded a
contract to First Energy to provide electric supply services through
the villages' Municipal Electrical Aggregation Program.
Village Now Has
Village of Downers Grove and Creative Recycling are offering
electronics recycling on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00
to Noon. Drop-off location is in the
employee parking lot at rear of Village
Hall, 801 Burlington Avenue, off
Curtiss Street. There
accept pretty much anything you would think of as
"electronics" such as computers (along with monitors, printers, etc.),
VCRs, stereos, gaming consoles, televisions, and other gadgets. A
longer list of acceptable and unacceptable items may be found on the Village's