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Honeysuckle Hackathon 2017 and other St. Louis-Area invasive plant initiatives

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“It’s a leaf-out freakout,” begins a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article posted March 13. As described in, “St. Louis residents beat back invasive honeysuckle as spring nears,” organizations across the city are engaged in removal of this prolific and highly invasive plant.

Kirkwood Honeysuckle Hackathon

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Photo by Robert Weaver, The Gateway Gardener

The Kirkwood Parks Assistance Corps’ Honeysuckle Hackathon met with great success. Over 100 volunteers showed up in the course of a week. Here are some documents they used that may prove helpful in other community invasive plant removal efforts:

See more photos, click here. Photos of Meramec students helping on Thursday are here. To download the whole gallery, click on the downward arrow next to the “Buy Photos” button. To download individual photos click on the photo then on the downward arrow at bottom right page.

What’s Next

There are still some work dates set for St. Louis Wild Ones Honeysuckle Sweep week.

And finally, check out this video by Great Rivers Greenway and share with your networks!

Learn more about exotic honeysuckles on MoIP’s species-specific information page.

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