Monday, March 5, 2012
The local group cleared an invasive plant this weekend in Creve Coeur Park.
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- Rob McLean
Monday, March 5, 2012
The St. Louis Audubon Society helped clear Creve Coeur Park of Asian Bush Honeysuckle on March 3. Mitch Leachman, the organization's executive director, said the plant is invasive—having no natural competitors or predators in Missouri. Leachman said clearing the honeysuckle will be a multi-year, if not multi-decade, process. About 20 volunteers pre-registered for the event, with a few more signing up that morning.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Autumn is here and the sun shined on Creve Coeur Park Monday morning.
We visited Creve Coeur Park early on Columbus Day to get into the autumnal mood. Check out the shots we collected.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Memorial Day may be over, but check out these shots from around Creve Coeur Park to keep your relaxation going.
Creve Coeur Park was full of St. Louis' holiday celebrators on Memorial Day. Check out a few shots from around the park and stay in a relaxing frame of mind.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Most weeks we bring you photo gallerys featuring your neighbors, but this week we're bringing you the beauty of nature before all the ice melts.
This week Framed by Patch visited Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park to enjoy a last bit of peaceful winter calm. We found a few ambitious flocks of ducks in braving portions of the lake that weren't yet iced over. Further afield, we stumbled on a graveyard for Christmas Trees.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Local organizations hope to prevent development of land surrounding Creve Coeur Park.
Robert Criss hates the idea of developing the Howard Bend Floodplain in Maryland Heights. The Washington University geology professor has published several papers on floodplains. “It’s simply a bad idea for lots of reasons,” he said. Eliminating quality farmland is among them. “We live in a starving world,” Criss said. “We have some very arable farmland in that area.” The Howard Bend Floodplain is the roughly 8,000-acre area surrounding Creve Coeur Park. About 2,000 acres of the floodplain could be developed, and for years local residents and visitors have expressed great concern over what might happen. The development is part of a plan, which began eight years ago, to make Maryland Heights one of the largest hubs of commercial space in …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The holidays are over and 2011 is here. Relax with some serene shots of Maryland Heights' Vago Park.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
City holds a public hearing on McKelvey Woods Nature Park proposal.
Concerned residents came out in droves Monday night to hear a proposal from Planning Design Studio and the city's parks and recreation department. The Parks and Recreation Council Committee held the public hearing Nov. 29 to discuss a proposed new park not far from Dogport and the Maryland Heights Centre. The proposed McKelvey Woods Park would use 60 acres of city-owned, undeveloped land to create a nature park with 1.7 miles of walking trails. Planning Design Studio's Gary Perkins told residents in the packed city council chamber that the proposed park's trail system would be about five feet wide, encouraging walking rather than bike riding. Most of the trails are planned for flatter areas, making them compliant with the Americans with …