Sustainability & Eco-Friendly Programs- All Ages

Earth Day 5K Run/Walk Friday, April 23 6:30 pm

Sign Up HERE

https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Ballwin/ManchesterEarthDay5k

Arbor Day Celebration!
Saturday, April 24

We are giving away FREE trees, until they run out, at our annual seedling giveaway (Blackgum, Loblolly Pine, Redbud, Buttonbush, Bald Cypress, Swamp White Oak) at Pavilion #1 in Schroeder Park. 

8:00 a.m. (until seedlings run out)Seedling Giveaway
9:00 a.m.Tree Planting
9:30 a.m.Children's Activity



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Missouri Botanical Gardens lectures and discussions feature Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager from the EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden. Jean serves as the manager of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge and is on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity St. Louis.

Invasive? Native? Exotic? an Eco-Logical view of plants 

The EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden invites you to meet some WILD-ly wonderful options for home and community lands. Learn how plant choices matter to birds, bugs and people - and why some good-looking plants go bad. This will be via Zoom, once you register you will receive the link to join.
Location: ZOOM

WednesdayMarch 37 - 8:30 p.m.FREE Must register


Recycle Responsibly

What happens to all that stuff in our bins? And why do some materials contaminate recycling? Learning how recycling systems work will help us keep recycling working for all. Recycling awareness can help turn the tide of plastic pollution too.
Location: Schroeder Park Building

WednesdayJune 27 - 8:30 p.m.Res. $5 / Non-Res $6.50


Clean Stream

Help clean the waterways in our community! Volunteers needed, individuals and groups. Donuts and drinks will be provided in the park before the start of the clean-up. Register here or contact Shardesty@manchestermo.gov for more information or to sign up 

SaturdaySeptember 258:30-10:30 amMust Pre-Register


Honeysuckle Hack

Did you know the bush honeysuckle is an invasive species that has been taking over Missouri woodlands, strangling our native plants? Help us reclaim our parks by joining us at our honeysuckle sweep! We will be removing bush honeysuckle from Schroeder & Seibert Parks. Park staff will provide gloves, tools, and instruction as we restore our parks. Donuts and drinks will be provided at the start of the day.  

SaturdayDate TBD8:30-10:30 am