Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitat

Last Updated on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 8:58 AM

The River des Peres Watershed Coalition will be a participating organization in the Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitat.  The Missouri Botanical Garden describes the effort as...

"In an effort to energize the greater St. Louis region around improving habitat for our native plants and animals, area conservation organizations join together to spotlight invasive bush honeysuckle and the need to remove it so that large swaths of land can become productive areas for native habitat, recreation and enjoyment. To that end, organizations will host public  events and volunteer removal days during the first ever Honeysuckle Sweep Week, March 5–13, 2016.

Goals 
  • Raise public awareness about the need for bush honeysuckle removal and the benefits to wildlife and humans of replanting with native plants. Utilize creative events as well as informative volunteer removals opportunities.
  • Remove 35,000 square feet of bush honeysuckle."

Don't you want to feel as good as this 2012 Make a Difference Day crew?

Members of the River des Peres Watershed Coalition, and the community at large are encouraged to participate in a March 5 opportunity to restore habitat in Deer Creek Park, while raising awareness about invasive bush honeysuckle.  The Coalition has worked off and on in Deer Creek Park for the past 6 years, and it will be great to keep momentum going with this event that is being sponsored by the Open Space Council in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway. 

March 5 at Deer Creek Park

The Coalition would also like to run a honeysuckle hack event March 12 (9 am - 12 pm) in University City's Heman Park, but we can't do it without your help. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to help.