OSC Welcomes AmeriCorps Member Emily Girschick!

In December 2022, we welcomed AmeriCorps Member Emily Girschick to the Open Space Council team!  She will be doing a year of service to help our organization expand its conservation efforts in the St. Louis region through programmatic development, community outreach, and much more.  Emily recently moved to the St. Louis region from Fort Collins,...
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Save The Date ~ Confluence Trash Bash April 8th, 2023

#ConfluenceTrashBash2023 Mark your calendars: Confluence Trash Bash 2023 will be April 8th! Site leaders will direct volunteers at locations across the Lower Missouri River watershed, working together to keep our streams and communities free from trash and litter. Gloves and trash bags will be provided and volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt. We appreciate your time, hard...
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Back to Nature at Crestwood Park: Fall Honeysuckle Events

After two successful events in the Spring, as a part of our Operation Wild Lands (OWLs) program, The Open Space Council is partnering again with the City of Crestwood’s Beautification Committee’s #Back2Nature Project to remove the invasive Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) shrub from Crestwood Park. Why Honeysuckle? According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Bush Honeysuckle...
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Park Bench Dedication Honoring Sunset Hills Resident, Lifelong Environmentalist, and OSC Founding Member Walter L. Eschbach

May 2, 2022, Sunset Hills, Missouri – A park bench dedication ceremony took place at Nancy Eschbach Forest River Trail Park on Saturday, April 9, 2022, honoring Walter Eschbach’s lifelong service as an environmentalist and active supporter of preserving open space in the St. Louis area. Mr. Eschbach was joined by a group of neighborhood...
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