October 29, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Missouri State Parks co-hosts Honeysuckle Hack for Habitat Nov. 3 and 4

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT, 26, 2018 – Join park staff and volunteers on the Katy Trail 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Marthasville Trailhead for Honeysuckle Hack for Habitat. Missouri State Parks is hosting this volunteer effort to remove invasive bush honeysuckle in coordination with Fall 2018 Honeysuckle Sweep in partnership with Katy Land Trust, Missouri Botanical Gardens and other partners. No pre-registration is required.

Invasive bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) degrades our neighborhoods, backyards, trails, woodlands, fields and stream banks into impenetrable thickets lacking ecological, economic or recreational value. Join us as we work together to eliminate this invasive plant from Katy Trail habitat. Please bring gloves, water bottles and insect repellent. Comfortable high-topped shoes and durable work clothes are highly recommended. Some tools will be provided.

Katy Trail State Park, Marthasville Trailhead, is located on Highway 94, 54 miles from downtown St. Louis. For more information about the event, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.