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Willow Harvesting in George Winter Park

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George Winter Park

401 Allen Rd

St. Louis, MO 63026

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Join the Open Space Council for a volunteer workday to harvest willow stakes from George Winter Park on Tuesday March 5th! These stakes will then be installed on the riverbank at Lower Meramec Park the following Saturday. Willow staking is an innovative technique that helps stabilize eroding riverbank by providing a natural plant root system.

Our event will be on Tuesday March 5th from 9am-12pm. Volunteers will meet at the George Winter Park Maintenance Building (401 Allen Rd, Fenton, MO 63026 in the park) and will engage in willow harvesting activities including cutting of the stakes, sharpening of the stakes, and preparing the stakes for transport.

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 Monday, March 11th, 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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St. Louis, MO 63026

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