We are excited to team up with the St. Patrick Center to provide hands-on maintenance, landscape and horticulture training on the Mississippi Greenway. St. Patrick Center clients work side-by-side with our staff and other partners to maintain three pollinator gardens at the McKinley Bridge Bikeway, Mary Meachum Center and Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. They also assist as needed with weeding, mulching, pruning, and invasive species removal.
Not only does this provide valuable on-the-job landscaping and trade skills for the St. Patrick Center clients, it also helps us restore habitat, better maintain the greenway, and enhance the visitor experience for everyone. Next time you explore this greenway, be sure to take time to see a pollinator garden. The bees and butterflies love it and so will you!