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Spring 2012 Operation Wild Lands (OWLs)
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM (CST)
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:
- Area cleanups
- Trail development and maintenance
- Invasive species removal and native plant re-vegetation
- Tree plantings
- Educational field trips
April 22: Join us as we partner with St. Louis Earth Day to remove Bush Honeysuckle, an invasive species, from forested areas of Forest Park (meet at Muny Grounds)!
- Meet at 9 A.M.
- All volunteers must sign a waiver in order to participate.
- Adults/scout troop leaders must supervise children under 12.
- All volunteers will be provided with training, tools, gloves, snacks, and water. Scouts will receive patches.
- Wear boots/closed-toed shoes, long pants, and dress in layers. Expect to volunteer until 12 P.M.
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.
Questions? Give us a call at 636-451-6090 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to also visit our website for other upcoming events.
The Open Space Council
The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving, protecting and sustaining land and water resources throughout the area, and is dedicated to ensuring their responsible and ethical use. As stewards of nature, we work to maintain the integrity of land and waterways for practical purposes, recreation and their natural beauty, to be enjoyed now and for generations to come.