MDC invites volunteers to plant trees Oct. 30 at St. Vincent Park County Park and help restore it back to nature

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St. LOUIS, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners in the Community Stewardship Alliance invite volunteers to help restore St. Louis County’s St. Vincent County Park back to nature at a special volunteer tree-planting workday Saturday, Oct. 30. 

Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the event will go until noon.  Volunteers will plant native trees, put down mulch, and install protective fencing.  These measures will help improve habitat for wildlife and beautify the park for people. 

Vincent County Park is located at 7335 Saint Charles Rock Road. After entering the park, volunteers will turn right at the first road and follow it until it ends at a parking lot. There will be signs posted with arrows for directions. 

Participants should come dressed for the weather and bring their own water to the event. Work gloves and tools will be provided.  Since this is the Halloween weekend, Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged.

The event requires preregistration online at  In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 31.

As this is an in-person activity, MDC asks all participants to observe current local COVID-19 social distancing and masking guidelines.  Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate. 

Through a collaborative partnership led by the Open Space Council, the Community Stewardship Alliance (CSA) is an exciting new conservation program intended to provide focused, trained, volunteer leadership to restore and maintain the natural areas within our St. Louis County Parks.

The program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Great Rivers Greenway District, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Master Naturalists Great Rivers Chapter, the Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region, St. Louis Audubon Society, St. Louis County Parks, and St. Louis County Parks Foundation.