january, 2022

09jan1:00 pm4:00 pmHoneysuckle Hack at Katy Trail State Park

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Event Details

Join park staff and volunteers at the Augusta Trailhead to battle invasive bush honeysuckle along the Katy Trail from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2022. The Augusta Trailhead is located at mile post 66.3, south of Highway 94 on the south side of Augusta, toward the Missouri River. 

 

Bush honeysuckle is a fast-growing, non-native shrub that harms native plants and tree saplings in all ecosystems across Missouri by stealing sunlight that native plants need to survive. If bush honeysuckle is allowed to grow unchecked, forests, parks and trails can be invaded so densely they are rendered nearly unusable for native plants and many species of wildlife. Removing invasive bush honeysuckle shrubs also improves forest health and the aesthetic value of Katy Trail State Park so future generations will be able to enjoy the park’s beauty and recreational opportunity for years to come.

 

Work teams will be assigned areas of bush honeysuckle to hack from the Augusta Trailhead. Participants should wear comfortable high-top shoes or boots, durable work shirts with long sleeves, and pants. They should also bring their own water and a snack. Tools, gloves and insect repellent will be provided at the trailhead. Restrooms are located at the trailhead.

 

Preregistration is highly recommended. For information on how to register, call Graham Cave State Park at 573-564-3476. 

 

This event is sponsored by Missouri State Parks and Magnificent Missouri.

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Location

Katy Trail State Park - Rocheport

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