Willow Stake Harvest with Open Space Council

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

Join the Open Space Council for a volunteer workday to harvest willow stakes from George Winter Park in the Meramec Greenway. These stakes will then be installed on the riverbank at Lower Meramec Park the following Saturday. Willow staking is an innovative technique that helps stabilize eroding riverbank by providing a natural plant root system.

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 Monday, March 11th, 2019.

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


George Winter Park in Fenton

Meet at the George Winter Park Maintenance Building

401 Allen Road

Fenton, Missouri 63026

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Take the greenway!

Not accessible via MetroBus

Not accessible via MetroLink

Ample parking in George Winter Park