Community Resources

Supporting Biodiversity Where We Live, Work and Play

Click on an area below to connect with local biodiversity resources. Innovate, collaborate and create healthy biodiverse places and spaces where people and nature thrive.
A Community Initiative to Promote, Protect and Plan for Biodiversity Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region

BiodiverseCity     St. Louis recognizes our region's reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life, and natural systems. We depend on biodiversity, not only for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, but also for the basic health, livability and economic prosperity of our region. 

Great Read

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (2013)
By Charles Montgomery
Filled with descriptive examples from cities around the world, this book’s premise is simple: By retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.

Let's Map It!

Help is still needed to make the goal of 250 monarch gardens, a challenge launched by the City of St. Louis to celebrate its 250th anniversary. The aim of the Milkweeds for Monarchs: St. Louis Butterfly Project is to increase monarch butterfly habitat while also connecting more people to urban nature.

Submit your monarch garden
View map of submitted monarch gardens
Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 11
Habitat Restoration Workday: Honeysuckle Kill

Saturdays, October 11 & 18
Kirkwood Nature Hikes

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18
Honeysuckle Art Exhibit & Show at Maryville University

Saturday, October 18
Honeysuckle Eradication Event

Saturday, October 18
Native Plant Swap

Wednesday, October 22
Grow Native! Workshop: Identification & Control of Invasive Plants

Sunday, October 26
Honeysuckle Hike & Party

Wednesday, November 5
2014 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum

Saturday, November 8
Chesterfield Recycles Day

Wednesday, November 12
Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Event