Volunteers Make A Difference

North Riverfront Trail Greenway

Operation Wild Lands on N. Riverfront Trail

OWLs Volunteers Take to the North Riverfront Trail three weekends in a row to remove trash and invasive honeysuckle from greenway.

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Before (Can you see all of the honeysuckle in the woods?)

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After (See the piles of cut invasive honeysuckle lining the greenway?)

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Volunteers removed tires from the floodplain ensuring that they would not end up in our rivers.  All tires are properly disposed of at a tire shredding facility.

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The River as seen from the North Riverfront Trail.

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Volunteers worked hard to remove trash and tires from the riverfront, ensuring that it stays out of our waterways.

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Volunteers cut invasive honeysuckle from a native prairie to ensure ecological balance.  Nearly a mile of riverfront honeysuckle was cut by sixty volunteers.

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A fence around the Mary Meechum Visitor’s Center had become ensnarled in invasive vines and bush honeysuckle.  Our youngest volunteers tackled this task with pride and made such a difference.

This series of events was conducted in partnership with Great Rivers Greenway.  Learn more at www.grgstl.org

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