MDC and partners invite volunteers to help plant trees at Lower Meramec County Park Nov. 5

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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 Lower Meramec Park back to nature at a special volunteer workday Friday, Nov. 5.  Participants will take steps to improve the park for birds and wildlife and beautify it for visitors.

Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the event will go until noon.  Volunteers will plant, mulch, and install trees, along with protection fencing. Participants should come dressed for the weather and bring their own filled water bottle to the event. Work gloves and tools will be provided by the Open Space Council. Volunteers should meet at the Lower Meramec Parking Lot off 6841 Holzer Park Road.

The event requires preregistration online at 

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.