I was invited to become a board member of the Pierce Downer Heritage Alliance after the last election, and I took them up on it. PDHA does many worthwhile things for the people of Downers Grove, mostly unrecognized. Their seminal contribution to Downers Grove was organizing the effort to coordinate the Village, the DG Park District, and the DuPage County Forest Preserve in purchasing and preserving Lyman Woods. In 2007, Lyman Woods celebrated 20 years of nature. A skeptic at first, after many trips through the different areas, now I get it. If you don’t get it, take a hike. Really; get yourself over there on any day and take a hike.