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Honeysuckle Hack – Crestwood Park – March 26th

This volunteer opportunity will take place on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, from 9:00 am to noon. Preregistration is requested.  Click here to sign up! Check-in will begin at 8:45 am. Further instructions and a reminder will be sent out the … Continue reading

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Back To Nature Grant

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently awarded Crestwood $75,000 through their Back To Nature grant program. These funds will be used to establish natural areas atCrestwood Park starting in 2022 through 2024. The primary goals of this grant program … Continue reading

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Park Master Plan Open House

Facebook Event – click here.

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Volunteers Needed Saturday at Whitecliff for Cleanup

Saturday – March 5th Time – 10 a.m. until Noon Place – Whitecliff Recreation Center Garden Adult volunteers are needed to help cleanup the garden. Just show up – no need to register. Please bring gloves, hand clippers and loppers … Continue reading

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Grow Native Resource Guide

If you are looking for advice on resources for your native garden, the 2022 Grow Native Resource Guide is the place to start. You can either click on this link, to view the PDF or you can pick up a … Continue reading

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New Gardens This Spring

Unless your soil is just rock and hard clay, there’s a new way of gardening which is much easier – No Till. The basics of No Till are to cover you soil and weeds with cardboard and then six inches … Continue reading

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Mason Bee House

Mason bees don’t sting plus this house is an easy way to encourage polinators into your garden.If you’re not handy, you can buy bee houses online. Using one 6 foot long, 1″ x 6″ cedar fence, I was able to … Continue reading

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Bush Honeysuckle – Taking Over

If you are interested in growing native plants, bushes and trees, plus attracting birds, butterflies and pollinators, then bush honeysuckle is a big bully which will take over your garden. The pamphlet above is put out by the Missouri Department … Continue reading

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Pollinator Friendly Parks

In the next few years, Crestwood is going to add some more pollinator gardens to our local parks. Below is a free publication From the Xerces Society with lots of good information on the topic. Note – much of this … Continue reading

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Free Native Seeds

We have 50 free native seed packets at Whitecliff Recreation Center. These seeds are best planted in the late fall and have around a thousand seeds. These won’t last long so drive over ASAP.

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