|The Pierce Downers
Heritage Alliance has an action oriented philosophy. We are involved in
numerous projects to directly affect the preservation of our natural
and cultural heritage. From organizing work parties for the "Highway
Adoption Program," to a continuing involvement in Lyman Woods and
Belmont Prairie, the Alliance gets involved hands-on.
Click here to request more information.
PDHA is active in
supporting projects, activities, and programs at Lyman Woods. Members
volunteer at the interpretation center, assist in cutting brush,
cleaning trails, and monitoring wildlife activity.
Belmont Prairie is a
surviving tall grass prairie and dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve,
which PDHA has worked to protect for
future generations. Continuing threat of encroachment requires constant
monitoring and preparedness for action.
& Stiltgrass Eradication Effort
Downers Grove Park District, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage
County, and Sanitary District are all working together to eradicate
Japanese knotweed & Japanese stiltgrass from Downers Grove. Fact
Sheets are provided below to help you identify if you have these plants
in your backyard. These plants are very invasive along St. Joseph’s
Creek. Karen Daulton Lange is heading up this effort for the Public
Works Department and can be reached at email@example.com for questions.
here for fact sheet about Japanese knotweed.
Click here for fact sheet about Japanese stiltgrass.