Recent flooding has caused a lot of damage to local towns and parklands along the Meramec River. Please join us and lend a helping hand to some of the communities hit hardest on National Trails Day, June 3rd from 9am-12pm. Interested volunteers can register to attend on our Eventbrite page.
At this event, we will work alongside St. Louis County Park and Kirkwood Park Employees to restore Simpson Lake County Park and Greentree Park, removing flood debris, litter, and helping clean the parks and trails up. Please come prepared to get dirty.
Our motto for post-flood cleanup is to stay flexible and go with the flow. Weather patterns, additional flooding, etc. can have an impact on our event. We will email everyone who registers 3 days before the event with the final details.
Volunteers will meet between 8:30 and 9am at the large picnic shelter in Greentree Park to sign in and pick up gloves & bags. Everyone will be divided into 2 groups and half will go to Simpson and half will stay at Greentree. We will provide necessary tools, gloves, snacks, and water for this event. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 15+ are invited to join us; youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. As a thank you, all Operation Wild Lands volunteers will receive a gift card for a free burrito generously donated by our friends at Chipotle!
This event is sponsored by The Open Space Council in partnership with the St. Louis County Parks, Kirkwood Parks and Recreation, and REI. Learn more at www.openspaceSTL.org, www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation, www.kirkwoodmo.org and www.rei.com.