Honeysuckle Removal

in your St. Louis County Parks


Corporate & School Groups make a difference.

(Ages 16+) Your school or corporate group of volunteers can help save the environment by ridding our parks of invasive honeysuckle. Honeysuckle removal projects and service learning field trips can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday at parks throughout the County. Call 314-615-8865 to arrange your workday.

BUSH HONEYSUCKLE is destroying the under story of our forests! The honeysuckle starts turning green much earlier than other foliage. By summer, when saplings and other native flower sprout, the honeysuckle has already largely shaded the forest under story, causing all seedlings to die. We need to get rid of this aggressive foreign invader - be a part of the solution by joining this volunteer initiative to remove honeysuckle from our parks!

Honeysuckle Removal

Invasive bush honeysuckle is destroying forest understory by blocking sunlight from other species.  Contact our partner the Open Space Council to volunteer for weekend honeysuckle removal & other environment-enhancing projects; email info@openspacestl.org or call 314-835-9225 for project dates & sites!


Corporate and school groups can also schedule weekday honeysuckle removal projects we tailor to fit your group’s age, size, time and location preference.  Customized projects normally run 2-3 hours; we ask most corporate & school groups to provide their own lunches if applicable, but we provide shelters for free!

To schedule a weekday Honeysuckle Removal project, email sbell@stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8822 at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred project date.



Volunteers should dress in layers appropriate for the weather and should wear protective long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. Individual volunteers must be age 16+; Youth 12 and over accompanied by adult may participate.