News Release 047

Volunteers invited to help at Mastodon State Historic Site in celebration of Earth Day

Volume 39-047 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

In celebration of Earth Day, Mastodon State Historic Site is inviting the public to help with natural resource management on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, volunteers are invited to help with the removal of the invasive bush honeysuckle plants along the Spring Branch Trail and help plant trees provided by Project CommuniTree, a program of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri.

Staff members will instruct and lead volunteer teams on identification and removal of bush honeysuckle. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are requested to bring their own work gloves.

Mastodon State Historic Site is located 20 miles south of St. Louis on Interstate 55 in Imperial. The interstate is marked with signs to the historic site. For more information, call the historic site at 636-464-2976. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, go to Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.