9 A.M. TO NOON IN SUCCESSIONAL FOREST
WHY: Honeysuckle and other invasive plant species out-compete native Missouri flora by blocking sunlight and altering soil chemistry. This disturbance degrades the ecosystem and reduces biodiversity. Volunteers help manage these plants by cutting the vegetation and treating the stems with a dyed herbicide to kill the root system.
WHO: This Park Project Day is appropriate for individuals, small volunteer groups and families with children over the age of 12. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
TO WEAR: Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear weather-appropriate attire that you don’t mind getting dirty, including long pants, long sleeves and sturdy closed-toe shoes with socks. This attire helps protect limbs, minimizes exposure to poison ivy and is required attire for general safety.
WE'LL BRING: Forest Park Forever will provide beverages, snacks and an assortment of gloves, hand tools (volunteers may bring and use their own tools — no power equipment) and required safety equipment.
TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018.