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Willow Drilling in Lower Meramec Park

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Lower Meramec Park

6841 Holzer Park Rd

St. Louis, MO 63128

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Join the Open Space Council for a volunteer workday on Friday March 8th to prepare for the installation of willow stakes on riverbank in Lower Meramec Park! Willow staking is an innovative technique that helps stabilize eroding riverbank by providing a natural plant root system.

Our event will be on Friday March 8th from 9am-12pm. Volunteers will meet in the Lower Meramec Park parking lot (6841 Holzer Park Rd St. Louis, MO 63128) and will engage in drilling pilot holes into the riverbank in preparation for the installation of willow stakes the next day.

This is an excellent hands-on learning opportunity for conservation professionals, land owners, and members of the public interested in the process of willow staking. We highly recommend volunteers come dressed to get wet and muddy. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear close-toed waterproof boots.

Due to the terrain at the clean up site, we ask that all volunteers are at least 18 years old. Work gloves and tools will be provided. In case of severe inclement weather, this event will be moved to Friday, March 15th, 2019.

Special thanks to Great Rivers Greenway District, St. Louis County Parks, private funders, and Open Space Council members for their support!

Have questions on the day of the event? Call Caitlin at 314-835-9225.

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6841 Holzer Park Rd

St. Louis, MO 63128

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