This fall, Operation Wild Lands (OWLs) volunteers built a 1/4 mile loop trail in the new Forest River Trail Park in Sunset Hills, MO. Over the course of three work days, students from Webster University, the College School, Washington University and volunteers from the general public laid crushed rock to construct the trail. This trail will help increase recreational access to the park for community members and eventually, with the construction of additional “finger” trails, will take visitors down to the Meramec River.
OWLs volunteers have been working in Forest River Trail Park for the last two years, removing invasive bush honeysuckle from 7.5 acres of the property. Removal of honeysuckle has helped restore the native cottonwood forest in the park and improved water quality and wildlife habitat.
Forest River Trail Park will be open to the public in 2018.
Special thanks to REI, Inc. for their support of our trail-building efforts in Forest River Trail Park and the City of Sunset Hills Parks & Recreation for their continued support.