During this year’s Land Day weekend, groups from various organizations helped eliminate another invader… Trash. On Friday, companies such as the Bank of America and Crawdrick went to “Trash and Travelers Day” to collect and dispose of garbage in untouched areas. Also on the same day, a team from Fontbon University assisted the Forest Park Eternal Land Management Team at World Fair Pavilions and near locations on Government Hill.
One of the highlights of the day was the fencing of the Missouri Department of Transportation on the fence at the park’s southern boundary near Interstate 64. More than 55 volunteers have filled an estimated 150 bags of garbage in the Forest Park.
On Saturday, a team of 26 staff and friends from the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and Centenni also toured “trash and trails,” followed by Anne O.C. Albrecht Nature Playscape.
As they all say, the volunteers ended their lives with the satisfaction of their good work, the time they spent together outside of the regular “work” and the fact that they helped care for one of the largest city parks in the United States.
How to volunteer forever with Forest Park
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