Submitted by Marilyn Chryst, President, St. Louis Chapter
The St. Louis chapter held 10 meetings in 2007 between February and November. They were held at members’ yards and public places. Private yard tours often included group consultations and informal educational Q & A sessions on native landscaping. Public places where meetings were held include the J. Sachs Butterfly House, City of Chesterfield City Hall and City of Maplewood public park. Chesterfield has extensive native landscaping that includes prairie, wetland, storm-water retention ponds/bio-swales, and native perennial and shrub borders. The Maplewood park was created and maintained by the Eastern Missouri Group of Sierra Club. It is a reclaimed vacant lot planted with prairie and savanna plants.