Forest Park Waterway Cleanup

For over 15 years, Open Space Council has celebrated Earth Day with a Forest Park stream clean up. In conjunction with the St. Louis Canoe and Kayak Club, a group of 15 removed trash and refuse from the streams, lakes and banks in Forest Park. This year we cleared 20 bags of trash comprised of...
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Volunteers plant 4,275 trees in Queeny Park

In partnership with St. Louis County Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Nature Conservancy, volunteers from the Open Space Council planted 4,275 oak, hickory and native Missouri woodland tree seedlings in Queeny Park. This Operation Wild Lands project was part of an ongoing effort to restore native Missouri forest habitats and to...
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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. Before (Can you see all of the honeysuckle in the woods?) After (See the piles of cut invasive honeysuckle lining the greenway?)     Volunteers removed tires from the floodplain ensuring that they would not...
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April 25th – Have a kayak?

Earth Day Forest Park Stream Cleanup This event will be done in conjunction with the St. Louis Canoe and Kayak Club and Forest Park on April 25,2015. This will be a once a year opportunity to paddle the stream that runs end to end thru Forest Park. We will be the “on the water” cleanup...
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May 31, 2015 – Paddle for a Cause Float Trip

Family Float Trip & You’re Invited We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd annual Paddle for a Cause event on Sunday, May 31st 2015 at     1:30p.m.  Join us for a fun-filled summertime float trip on the beautiful Courtois, Huzzah, and Meramec Rivers to raise funds for this year’s Operation Clean...
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April 11th Deer Creek Park Invasive Removal

We have another opportunity for you to be involved in removing invasive honeysuckle from our local ecosystem.  Join us in Deer Creek Park at the Rocketship Playground on Saturday, April 11 from 9am-12noon to remove honeysuckle along the trail and creek.  Tools, gloves, snacks, and water will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress...
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Part-Time Office Manager Wanted

Do you enjoy the natural environment, parks, and rivers?  Want to work for an organization with a sole mission to protect, conserve, and sustain these important natural resources in your community?  Looking for a flexible part-time position?  Want to leave work at the end of the day and feel like you’ve made a difference in the...
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Congratulations to Mike Oppermann

The Open Space Council would like to congratulate current board member, Mike Oppermann on being chosen for the Retirement Service Award from the Missouri Park and Recreation Association.  Mike is very worthy of this award as evidenced by his long and successful career. In 1994, Webster Groves began the boom of Recreation Complexes and water...
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Tilles Park

On Friday, February 20, over 20 people braved the cold and snow and came out to Tilles Park to help us remove invasive bush honeysuckle.  This enthusiastic group of volunteers, many participating in UMSL’s Day of Service, accomplished lots of good work, contributing to the health of that park’s ecosystem. Tilles Park staff really went out...
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Removing invasive winter creeper

Would you like to know more about invasive plants? Check out this great video featuring our Executive Director explaining why it is important to remove invasive species like winter creeper from our greenways and open spaces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lp6kTaI0WQ