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Volunteers needed for September Native Garden Tour

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 St. Louis Native Plant Garden tour, happening on Saturday, September 16th. 

If registration is open, that means that planning is in full swing! 

In order to put on a successful tour, we need LOTS of volunteers to help at each site, who can talk to visitors and relieve some pressure on the homeowners. 

We are looking for volunteers for a single shift only, AM or PM, so that you are able to tour the gardens for free during the half day when you are not volunteering. Volunteers will also receive a 2017 tour t-shirt.

Greeter responsibilities
– Station yourself near the best entry point, according to the homeowner.

– Welcome people

– Check that each party/group has a Tour booklet (their “ticket”). If not, explain that advance registration was required. In the event they are a “relative, friend or neighbor,” welcome them. You are not a policeman.

– Direct them to the garden entrance(s) or “route”, as identified by the homeowner.

Homeowner Assistant responsibilities
– Help ID plants, species or beds, at the discretion of the homeowner.

– Provide any other help needed, according to the homeowner.


More information and volunteer signup is available at stlwildones.org

Thanks in advance for helping us make the tour a success! 


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Dawn Weber

Dawn serves as a Habitat Advisor for St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home program, assisting landowners in restoring native plant and animal habitat. She is also an active participant and board member for the Wild Ones – St. Louis chapter. When not working at her “real job” in software development, she spends a lot of time in her St. Louis city native garden, studying, photographing, and enjoying all of the life that it supports.

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1 comment

  1. Gary Schimmelpfenig

    I’m so glad that more people have a growing interest in “re-weaving the web of life” with native plants. Audubon’s BCH and Grow Native are certainly two drivers not available everywhere. Lucky for Missouri.

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