Honeysuckle Sweep Month – March 2019


StopHoneysuckle.org was created a few years ago to draw attention to the plant we declared “The Enemy of the State.” Anyone who has property infested with it will understand and agree with that designation.

Calling All Concerned Citizens this March: Honeysuckle Month

This March, BiodiverseCity STL is calling all concerned citizens to join us for a month of removing invasive bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) throughout the greater St. Louis region! All month long, local organizations and community groups will be hosting honeysuckle removal events.

This biannual initiative, launched in the Spring of 2016, is energizing volunteers to join together in an effort to control bush honeysuckle to promote and protect biodiversity. In 2018, over 750 volunteers spent 2,275 total hours clearing over 30 acres of bush honeysuckle.

Free Workshop Sunday, March 3

On Sunday, March 3, Shaw Nature Reserve will host a workshop for educators and community leaders focused on providing participants with the resources they need to introduce ecological restoration into their curriculum and lesson plans.

You are invited to attend this event to learn more about how you can get a group together in your community to not only manage invasive plant species,but to transform your green spaces into healthy habitats and to increase biodiversity in our region.

Learn More and Register Today!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click on this link for more information. If you have questions, please email Allison Brown Restoration Outreach Coordinator at the Missouri Botanical Garden at abrown@mobot.org.

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