February 05, 2020

Contact: Communications Office

Learn the why, what and how of controlling invasive plants at Graham Cave State Park Feb. 22

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 5, 2020 – Join staff from Graham Cave State Park 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 to learn the why, what and how of controlling invasive plants. Non-native aggressively-spreading plants threaten native woodlands and prairies and the wildlife that call these areas home.

Participants will learn to identify several invasive plants and their native look-a-likes. Staff will demonstrate treatment techniques. This training opportunity will begin with an indoor presentation at the Montgomery City Public Library located at 224 N. Allen St., followed by a nearby outdoor site. The day will end with a short walk on a Graham Cave State Park trail to experience and learn more about the native woodlands and glades at risk.

Participants will need to provide their own transportation between locations. It is an option to attend only the indoor portion. The training is designed for adults; however, ages 12 and up are welcome. Special accommodations are available upon request. It is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 573-564-3476.

Graham Cave State Park is located off Interstate 70, between Kingdom City and St. Louis, on Highway TT, 2 miles west of Highway 161 at the 170 Exit in Danville. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.

For more information on Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.