MDC and partners invite volunteers to fight invasive honeysuckle at Creve Coeur Lake County Park Nov. 20

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MARYLAND Hts., Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and its partners in the Community Stewardship Alliance invite volunteers to fight invasive bush honeysuckle and help restore St. Louis County’s Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park back to nature at a special volunteer workday Saturday, Nov. 20.  Participants will remove honeysuckle between the Soccer Park and Creve Coeur Lake.  These efforts will help desirable native plants flourish by eliminating these competing invasives.

Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the event will go until noon. Participants should come dressed for the weather and bring their own filled water bottle to the event. Volunteers should park and meet at the Soccer Field parking lot, 2350 Creve Coeur Mill Road in Maryland Heights.  Restrooms will be accessible at the Soccer Park.

The event requires preregistration online at  In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4th.

To protect their own health and the health of the people around them, the CDC continues to advise those who are not fully vaccinated to wear a face-covering when social distancing is not possible as a COVID-19 precaution.

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 St. Louis County Parks.

The program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, Great Rivers Greenway, 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.