|Operation Wild Lands|
Spring Operation Wild Lands (OWLs) events:
(All events are subject to changes)
April 13th: Sapling planting at the Glassberg Conservation Area. Register here!
April 20th: Forest Park Earth Day Litter Clean Up for any and all volunteers. Open Space Council has continued to participate in this event since 1998! RSVP here!
Trailbuilding, tree plantings, and litter removals are all scheduled. Be on the lookout for a special e-alert containing all the details coming to you soon or check this website in the next few weeks!
A community-based partnership, Operation Wild Lands (OWLs) prepares citizen volunteers of all ages to restore and maintain public lands throughout the St. Louis region. These trained volunteer land stewards assist with the proactive management of public open space to improve wildlife habitat and nature-related outdoor recreation.
Recognizing that natural habitats are a precious resource and that most of the public-owned urban wild acreage in the St. Louis region is passively managed as a matter of practicality, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region created OWLs to help facilitate ongoing wildlife habitat improvements that include:
A big thank you to all who volunteered to help with the OWLS program. We are currently scheduling for the Winter and Spring Season. Check back often for more OWLS event dates!
Past Events from 2013:
Feburary 1st: OWLS workday at Beckemeier Conservation Area in Chesterfield, MO with Principia High School.
March 16th: Open Space Council partnered with St. Louis County Parks for a Trail Crew Public Work Day project at Greensfelder Park in Eureka, MO.
March 21st: Tree Planting with the Friends of Labarque Creek in the Labarque Creek Watershed.
March 23rd: Tree Planting with the Friends of Labarque Creek in the Labarque Creek Watershed.
April 6th: Honeysuckle Removal at Blue Bird Park in Ellisville.
Past Events from 2012:
October 13: Volunteers met at Hilda Young Conservation Area, located in the Labarque Creek Watershed, to remove invasive honeysuckle and liter!
October 26: Students from Compton Middle School, a branch of the St. Louis Public Schools System, unite to remove invasive Bush Honeysuckle along parts of the Al Foster Trail just outside of Eureka, Missouri!
November 3: Volunteers from Marquette and Lafayette High Schools, members of both the girl and boy schouts, and member citizens of the community gathered to remove invasive Bush Honeysuckle at Blue Bird Park in Ellisville, MO
November 10: Citizens of Chesterfield, MO came together to remove invasive Bush Honeysuckle within their community at their local Central Park.
December 1: Volunteers assist in removing split-rail fencing from Young Conservation Area just outside of Eureka, MO.
Want to see how successful previous OWLs events have been? Then check out our blog!
Past sites include: Beckemeir Woods Conservation Area; Bittersweet Conservation Area; Gravois Creek Conservation Area; Hickory Woods Conservation Area; Klamberg Woods Conservation Area; Phantom Forest Conservation Area; Teszars Woods Conservation Area; Wild Cherry Ridge Conservation Area; Castlewood State Park; City of Fenton's parks; City of Wildwood's parks; Central Park in Chesterfield; and Greentree Park in Kirkwood.
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The 48th Annual OSC Meeting will take place at the Frontenac Hilton and begin at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for the nation's longest running river clean up project!
For more information about Operation Clean Stream - visit the OCS website.