Hepatica Flowers
Naturalist Lance Herning

Lance Herning
Lance & Walkers, May 6, 2017

Toothwort Clump
Lyman Woods Blue Bells

There are many ways you can get involved to help preserve our natural and cultural heritage. While financial support is always helpful, your involvement with the many issues facing our community is also important.  You are welcome to attend our meetings, make your voice heard in the political arena and work on projects that are of the highest interest to you.

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Click here for a membership application. For a modest fee your voice can be heard, and we can help keep you informed about ways to preserve our community.

Wilderness & Wildflower Walks

Volunteer Naturalist Lance Herning led two wildflower walks during 2019 in May at Lyman Woods and in July at Belmont Prairie.  After the walks there were refreshments and opportunities for conversation.
Join us this year for our Spring Wilderness and Wildflower Walk in Lyman Woods
on April 30th.  You can sign up beginning April 16th. Please click here for more information and to register for this year's walk.

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 cleanup sessions.

Clean up days for 2022 are Saturdays, April 16, June 11, August 13, and October 8 from 8:30 until 10:00 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.

 Arbor Day Program

Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance cooperates with the Downers Grove Park District and School District 58 to celebrate Arbor Day with planting trees in a local park.Arbor Day 

The Downers Grove Park District is celebrating Arbor Day 2022 with an educational tree planting activity at Patriots Park, and a two-day oak seedling giveaway to residents.

On Friday April 29, the District will plant two trees in Patriots Park with the assistance of the Whittier School first grade classes. PDHA is making a donation to sponsor one of the trees.

On Thursday and Friday April 28 and 29, the Park District will give away 425 seedlings, comprising 4 different oak species, at 3 locations: O’Brien Park, Hummer Park, and the Recreation Center. The giveaways will be during specific hours at each location – for details please see https://www.dgparks.org/news/arbor-day-giveaway.

Help support Downers Grove's urban canopy by planting a tree in your own backyard!