Honeysuckle Removal in Forest Park
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for 2016's Honeysuckle Removal Day! Stay tuned for details about future events...
WHY: Honeysuckle, and other invasive plant species, negatively impact native Missouri flora. Volunteers help manage honeysuckle by cutting the vegetation and treating the stems with a dyed chemical, glyphosate, to kill the root system. This year, volunteers will also help us start preparations for the Kennedy Forest Restoration Project by removing understory material and cleaning up trash and debris.
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 to help prevent exposure to poison ivy.
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.