Conservation Highlights

Conservation is an essential part of the work that we do throughout the St. Louis region.

To that end, here are just a few of our conservation highlights from the last year!

  • We’re restoring 13 acres of prairie and woodland adjacent to Gravois Creek near the Mysun Charitable Foundation Trailhead on Gravois Greenway.
  • Together with St. Louis County Parks and with support from the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, we’re returning 36 acres along the St. Vincent Greenway in St. Vincent County Park to a native woodland, prairie and savanna. Twenty-four acres of invasive species have been removed to date.
  • We’ve planted 800 willow stakes along the Meramec River in Lower Meramec Park to stabilize the banks and reduce erosion. We’re also working to reforest 10 acres of floodplain; replanting will begin in fall 2021 with a goal of 600 native trees on site by 2023.
  • Greenway users, pollinators, birds and wildlife are reaping the benefits of our ongoing conservation project at the site of a former sod farm along the Dardenne Greenway: Bluebird Meadow. The 34-acre native wildflower meadow is now a thriving prairie and natural floodplain for Dardenne Creek. It’s our pleasure to repay those pollinators, constantly working hard for our ecosystem!

» Learn more about our conservation efforts along the greenways