MDC Community Conservation Grant

Glade Restoration of River Bluff Cave

The WCC received an MDC Community Conservation grant to restore a 1.3 acre glad area by River Bluff Cave on the property of Missouri Institute of Natural Science. This area is presently overrun by redcedar and bush honeysuckle which has supressed the native plants and flowers common in healthy glade ecosystems. The WCC will manage and restore the glad habitat in order to promote ecosystem diversity and improve visitor experience/education opportunities. The project calendar for this work is July 1, 2020 through summer 2022, with maintenance continuing.

We will continue to post updates and progress pictures throughout the grant period.