Honeysuckle Sweep - Deer Creek Park

Saturday, March 05, 2016, 09:00am - 12:00pm

Members of the River des Peres Watershed Coalition, and the community at large are encouraged to partipate in this 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.

"Volunteers will help remove invasive bush honeysuckle roots along the Deer Creek Greenway in Deer Creek Park, known to locals as Rocketship Park.  Your assistance will enable our team to plant natives in this area, enhancing wildlife habitat and creating a healthier environment for all.
 
Enter Deer Creek Park off Laclede Station Road in Maplewood and park in either of the two parking lots. Jay, our Field Restoration Specialist, will be waiting for volunteers under one of the pavilions. Look for the tall man with the tools.
 
We will provide necessary tools, gloves, snacks, and water for this event. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 15+ are invited to join us; youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. As a thank you, all Operation Wild Lands volunteers will receive a gift card for a free burrito generously donated by our friends at Chipotle!"
 
Please consider registering in advance at this link:

http://openspacestl.org/operation-wild-lands-honeysuckle-hack-march-5th-at-deer-creek-greenway/

Location : Deer Creek Park (aka Rocket Park; just north of Marshall on Laclede Station) in Maplewood

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