In March 2020, the Open Space Council helped conserve a 70-acre addition to the Young Conservation Area in LaBarque Creek. To prepare the expansion to open for public use, we need your help to remove trash and debris from the addition. We’re looking for residents, organizations, and businesses near the Young Conservation Area to join us for this cleanup!
The cleanup will be on Saturday, February 19th, from 9 am – 12 pm.
Check-in and registration are at 8:45 am.
Volunteers will meet at the cleanup location. Directions to the specific cleanup location within the conservation area will be emailed to registered participants.
Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring a mask and a filled water bottle.
Work gloves and tools will be provided.
LaBarque Creek Conservation Area is one of the finest outdoor destinations in Jefferson County. Its rugged, forested hills and steep, narrow valleys and canyons offer a brilliant hiking experience along its trail, which is approximately three miles long. The bluffs and shelter caves you’ll see are carved into St. Peter sandstone. Visit after rain to catch beautiful water flows or for spectacular ice formations in midwinter. The LaBarque Creek watershed is a true aquatic gem, with at least 54 species of fish and diversity almost three times greater than that of any of the 15 other tributaries of the Meramec River below LaBarque. Learn more about the natural diversity at the site by visiting the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website linked below.
This cleanup is part of a series of outdoor workdays at the Young Conservation Area organized by the Open Space Council in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. We hope you will join us for future events to steward this conservation area and improve wildlife and native habitat for generations to come. To learn more about our land trust program, Click Here.
Have questions on the day of the event? Call The Open Space Council at 314-835-9225.