Operation Wild Lands: Honeysuckler Removal

On the Meramec Greenway

Honeysuckle Removal on the Meramec Greenway

On October 9th, 23 students from the College School’s 7th Grade Environmental Issues class joined the Open Space Council on the Meramec Greenway – Al Foster Trail to remove invasive honeysuckle. On Saturdays October 12th and November 2nd members of the community came out to continue the project and make it farther down the trail. Volunteers worked to clear nearly 2 acres of invasive bush honeysuckle between the trail and riverbank to improve wildlife habitat and create a better environment along the path for trail users like cyclists, hikers and dogwalkers.

 Photos by Caitlin Zera, Jason O’Malley, and Glenn Meyer