The Fall was very busy, getting back into the swing of things after Operation Clean Stream. We had a great event on October 4 to clean up the lake at Simpson Park. There were volunteers in boats on the lake and others around the lake and park cleaning up for the Winter. It took a team effort to bring the lake back to good health and beauty, but persistence paid off and it was a very productive day. Look at this great picture of some of our volunteers ready to take on the lake.
On November 15, a group of about 50 volunteers, staff and park employees took to the wooded conservation area adjacent to Bluebird Park known as Klamberg Woods to remove invasive bush honeysuckle. It was a chilly morning, but there was a lot of hard work and a ton of honeysuckle removed. Thank you to everyone who helped rid this beautiful area of invasive plants. Here is just a small sampling of how much honeysuckle was removed.
There is an invasive vine known as “winter creeper” that was winding its way amongst the many beautiful trees in Greentree Park in Kirkwood. Volunteers braved the cold temperatures on December 6 to remove this destructive species. The trees and native plants can breathe easier due to the diligent efforts of many volunteers who came out to make a difference in our ecosystem. Thanks to all!