|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.
Highland Avenue Adopt-A-Highway
As part of our
contribution to preserving the entrance and perimeter of Lyman Woods
Forest Preserve, the Alliance has volunteered to participate in the
national Adopt-A-Highway program. Our adopted highway segment is
Highland Avenue from 39th Street north to 31st Street in Downers Grove,
IL. We can always use the help of volunteers during our quarterly
up days for 2020 are Saturdays, April 18, June 13, August 15, and
September 26 from 8:30 until 10:30 AM. We meet at the 33rd Street Lyman
Woods Parking Lot.
If you would like to help us keep Highland Avenue clean please contact us at info@PDHA.org to learn more about volunteering.
& 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.