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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.
here to read more.
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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
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Volunteer Opportunities at
Downers Grove Parks and Museum
Downers Grove Park District welcomes and relies on volunteers to
support many of its outdoor recreation, habitat restoration, and
historic preservation programs. Check out these volunteer
Lyman Woods and Belmont Prairie:
Outdoor Restoration Activities:
projects include restoring trails with wood chips, removing invasive
brush, collecting and sowing native seed, hand-pulling non-native
plants, and gardening. Most workdays begin at 8:00 am and end at 10:30
am on Saturdays. You must pre-register at least one week in
advance of the scheduled workday.
Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center at Lyman Woods is now 10 years old! In
honor of this 10th anniversary and of National Trails Day, we are
celebrating on June 1st
this year with 10 hours of Stewardship from
7:00 am to 5:00 pm at Lyman Woods. Please
click here for more information.
Prairie: 9/14, 10/12.
a Natural Areas Workday Volunteer!
tools, safety glasses and work gloves are provided for all volunteers.
The number of volunteers may be limited for some workdays due to the
sensitivity of the Natural Areas. Volunteers under 14 must be
accompanied by an adult. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Erika Durham
at 630-963-1300 or EDurham@DGParks.org
to register for a workday.
Interrpretive Center Volunteers:
Volunteers are needed throughout the year at the Lyman Woods
Interpretive Center to greet visitors, answer phones and provide
program support. Volunteers enjoy meeting new people,
learning about Lyman Woods and sharing that knowledge with
others. The Interpretive Center is located at 901
31st Street — two blocks east of Highland
Avenue. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 1pm-4pm, Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sundays from
1pm-4pm. Training is provided. Interested persons contact
Kristin Stupka at 630-963-1300 or email@example.com
Pierce Downer's 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 house
in Downers Grove and why is it important? (Click the image for
Next Highland Ave.
to 11:00 AM
Please click here
to fill out the
Meet at 33rd Street
Lyman Woods Parking
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PDHA Special Meeting
Thursday June 27, 2013
7:00 pm, Room 307
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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restore the 1846 Blodgett
House, one of the Village's
oldest houses, which reflects 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.