Community members are encouraged to volunteer for one or more of a series of natural area work days. Volunteers will work to remove invasive plant species, such as garlic mustard and buckthorn, from East Lansing parks.
Current Work Day Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 8
Patriarche Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rain garden & playground cleanup
Hawk Nest Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Trail clean-up and buckthorn removal
Saturday, Nov. 10
Harrison Meadows, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Henry Fine Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Work Attire The City of East Lansing will provide work gloves, tools and refreshments. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, boots/shoes that can get muddy and additional work gloves (if you have them).
Volunteering Residents interested in volunteering can contact Heather Surface, Stewardship & Community Events Specialist at 517-319-6888 or by email.
Cancellation Policy If it is below freezing or pouring rain the workday will be canceled. Program coordinators will do their best to email/call everyone who has signed up in advance and post cancellations on Facebook.