Willow Staking along the Meramec Greenway

To help stabilize an eroding stream bank near the Meramec Greenway: Lower Meramec Park, Great Rivers Greenway partnered with Saint Louis County Parks and the Open Space Council to plant more than 300 willow stakes. But before the stakes could be planted, staff from each of the organizations and community volunteers came together to harvest stakes from another park along the Meramec River. These stakes, cut from live willow trees, will provide protection for the stream bank and provide many other ecological benefits in the process.