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Make Room For Native Plants
Missouri Honeysuckle Project
Columbia Public Schools
Paxton Keeley Elementary
Crestview Middle School
NEWS & EVENTS
Honeysuckle Sweep Event - Columbia, MO
April 23 9 AM to noon at Bonnie View Nature Area Parking Lot
Honeysuckle Sweep Event - St. Louis Area
April 9 9 AM to noon at Little Creek Nature Area (Ferguson/Florissant School District)
Join and Log Progress
Join to receive e-mail updates on the program. However, you do not need to join to participate or track progress.
Click the above link to estimate how many plants you just removed. This helps us track our goal to removing 1 million invasive honeysuckle plants in Missouri.
Invasive Honeysuckle Project Details
Invasive Plants, such as the honeysuckle bush, are plants that were brought into an area either accidentally or purposefully but are now impacting the native ecosystem in a negative way.
Bush Honeysuckle plants came from Asia and purchased for landscaping. Unfortunately, this plant spreads very quickly and has been taking over Missouri forests. This invasive plant grows so fast and so thick that it chokes out other plants from growing. Over relatively short periods of time, a forest taken over by bush honeysuckle will not be able to replace older trees with newer ones.
All schools, groups, families, and individuals are invited to participate in the Invasive Honeysuckle Project. Learning about the impacts of invasive species is an important part of ecosystem science, but it is not often that teachers, students, and families are given such an opportunity to make such an immediate difference. Follow these steps to become involved int his project to help make room for our native plants!