Tuesday mornings, February 26 - April 9, 2019; 9-10:30 a.m.
Please join us for this weekly walking group! We'll start by rubbing leaves off re-sprouting honeysuckle and finish with a trail or park walk. A great way to help the environment, network, and get your morning exercise all in one fell swoop!
The "Cut and Strip" method of eradicating Bush honeysuckle is an experimental mechanical method that involves cutting the plant at 3 feet high, then stripping any regrowth off the remaining stem on a weekly basis in the early spring.
Our initial focus will be Lorraine Davis Park, site of the new Great Rivers Greenway Deer Creek walking/biking trail. This is also where City of Webster cut down bush honeysuckle in Fall 2018; no chemicals were applied. Our job will be to make sure no honeysuckle that has been cut will have a chance to regrow.
Things to bring:
- waiver form
- dress in layers
- water bottle
- sturdy walking shoes
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Volunteer in Webster Groves Parks!
Do you like to work outdoors and learn about nature? Then come join Green Keepers, a new volunteer corps of citizen gardeners launched by the Webster Groves Parks Department to help maintain our parks as beautiful, safe green spaces that encourage all residents to explore, learn, rest and play.
Green Keepers can participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from gardening and clean up to planting and seed saving to invasive removal and land restoration. No special experience required; only enthusiasm and a love for Webster’s rich green space heritage. Parks staff will teach you all you need to know for specific projects, and provide tools on site.
Click here to join the Green Keeper Volunteer Email List to get regular updates about volunteer opportunities and events. Green Keeper hours are applicable toward Master Gardener certification.
All volunteers must sign a waiver. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
See current volunteer opportunities below. To learn more about Green Keeper volunteer opportunities and events, contact Yvonne Steingruby, Park Superintendent at (314) 963-5457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make A Difference Day Honeysuckle Removal at Shady Creek Nature Sanctuary (reschedule date)
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
River des Peres Trash Bash at Lorraine Davis Park
Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING at Southwest Park
Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Tree planting @ 3:00 PM Celebration @ 5:30 PM
HONEYSUCKLE WEEKLY WALKING GROUP at Lorraine Davis and Larson Parks
Tuesday mornings, February 26 - April 9, 2019 9:00 - 10:30 AM
HONEYSUCKLE SWEEP at Shady Grove Creek Nature Sanctuary
Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all citizen scientists, nature enthusiasts, and ecologists! The greater St. Louis region will be competing in the 2019 City Nature Challenge April 26–29. Can you help us document local animals, plants, and other life forms? Learn more.