Willow Drilling with Open Space Council

March 8th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Open Space Council for a volunteer workday to prepare for the installation of willow stakes on the degraded riverbank in Lower Meramec Park! Willow staking is an innovative technique that helps stabilize eroding riverbank by providing a natural plant root system. We’ll use the willow stakes we harvest from George Winter Park on March 5. and install them in the holes we are drilling. The stakes will be installed on March 9.

This is an excellent hands-on learning opportunity for conservation professionals, land owners, and members of the public interested in the process of willow staking. We highly recommend volunteers come dressed to get wet and muddy. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear close-toed waterproof boots.

Due to the terrain at the clean up site, we ask that all volunteers are at least 18 years old. Work gloves and tools will be provided. In case of severe inclement weather, this event will be moved to Friday, March 15th, 2019.

For planning purposes, all volunteers must pre-register here. Thanks in advance!


Lower Meramec Park

Meet in the Lower Meramec Park parking lot.

6841 Holzer Park Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri 63128

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On street access

Not accessible via MetroBus

Not accessible via MetroLink

Ample parking available in lower Meramec Park