St. Vincent Greenway: St. Vincent County Park Honeysuckle Workday with REI

November 23rd 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is thrilled to be the recipient of one of REI’s 2019 Outdoor Places Grants to support our conservation work! These funds will be used to advance our efforts to restore more than ten acres of urban woodland habit and 1.8 acres of native prairie along the St. Vincent Greenway in St. Vincent County Park.

Join REI employees and co-op members for a work day to remove invasive species along the St. Vincent Greenway. This is an important first step in the process that will open up space for native trees and prairie grasses to be planted next spring. With the invasive species gone, the new native trees and plants will thrive–creating habitat for songbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinator species. Opening up this overgrown area will also make it accessible for people to explore and enjoy as they walk along the greenway!

On November 23, we’ll be cutting back bush honeysuckle and winter creeper climbing vines. We’ll also treat the stumps to ensure it does not grow back.

No experience is necessary- just the desire to improve and restore habitat along the greenway! All tools and safety equipment will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle to cut down on project waste. It will be fall in St. Louis, so dress for the weather in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are also a must!

We will notify you of event cancellation in case of inclement weather via email 24 hours prior to the event.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! If you have questions, please email tschweiss@grgstl.org

All volunteers must pre-register by completing the form below (registration and waiver).

Location

St. Vincent Greenway: St. Vincent County Park

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot east of the water park in St. Vincent County Park.

7335 St Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63133

Get Directions

Take the greenway!

You can access St. Vincent Park from the Rock Road Transit Center on the following buses: #2, #19, #32, #35, or #64. It is a 1.1 mile walk or bike ride to the Park.

You can access St. Vincent Count Park from the Rock Road Station. It is a 1.1 mile walk or bike ride to the Park.

There is ample parking.