Forest ReLeaf Recognized for Habitat Restoration Work and Community Enrichment

On November 4, the St. Louis Audubon Society will hold its Fall Gaggle, an awards celebration and auction, at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis. The annual gathering raises funds to further efforts to conserve the environment and educate the community about its natural wonders. Key leaders from within the organization and around the region will be celebrated for their contributions.

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will receive the “Outstanding Conservationist” award at this year’s Fall Gaggle. Since 1993, Forest ReLeaf has planted more than 150,000 trees in underserved communities and areas affected by major weather disasters throughout Missouri and Illinois. Forest ReLeaf staff and volunteers are dedicated to restoring and sustaining urban forests, and educating people about the many benefits of tress. “I can’t think of another organization in the St. Louis region that has had a wider and more direct impact on creating habitat for our birds and other wildlife,” said Mitch Leachman, Director of Programs for St. Louis Audubon. “We are so pleased to call ReLeaf a partner on so many projects, including our work restoring the woodlands and wetlands of Creve Coeur Park.”

The Fall Gaggle begins at 4 pm on Sunday, November 4. Guests will enjoy live music, hot and cold appetizer buffet, silent auction and short awards program. Tickets are $30 and registration is required. Visit www.stlouisaudubon.org/fall-gaggle/fall-gaggle-2018-1.php to register. The Schlafly Tap Room is located at 2100 Locust, in St. Louis, MO. In addition to the silent auction, a separate online auction is open and will close at the conclusion of the event.

To view and bid on the items please visit www.biddingOwl.com/StLouisAudubon. For further information, contact: Mitch Leachman, Director of Programs, 314-599-7390.