Veery and her son Dakota have temporarily moved! The Birdfreak Team is partially split for the summer/fall as Veery spends six months working in Jefferson City, Missouri. Join them as they answer the question: How’s the birding in Mid Missouri?
The St. Louis Audubon Society recently received a grant called TogetherGreen Volunteer Days Grant to fund habitat restoration at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. The grant is a five-year initiative to fund conservation projects created by Toyota and the National Audubon Society.
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is the largest of the St. Louis County Parks System and is an Important Bird Area, (an area that provides essential breeding, wintering or migration habitat to one or more bird species of conservation concern).
People can…and do make a difference. This grant was awarded based on the work of volunteers. The volunteers are motiated by their love of watching birds. They know how important this park is as a wetland habitat. Not only will this effort clean up the environment, it will also create awareness to the value of the park.
KUDOS to all birder volunteers and good birding to you!
For more information on this project:
Contact: Mitch Leachman
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St. Louis County has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin filling seven wetland areas and one pond for the Page-Olive Connector highway project. The application can be seen at http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/permits/pn/P-2735.pdf .
Please note where USACE indicates on page 4 that no endangered species have been seen in the project area. However, I have documented snowy egrets and blue herons here. Pictures of these birds, along with St. Louis County’s Environmental Assessment, which details several other endangered species observed in the study area, can all be found at http://responsibleprogress.blogspot.com .
Please help find ways to stop this habitat destruction. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.