Volunteer Work Days

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

Date Location, Time What
September 22, 2021 9 a.m.
Patriarche Park, 960 Alton Road.
Meet at the south entrance to the woods at Patriarche Park (just past the tennis courts). 
Boot Brush Dedication and Invasive Species Hike
October 9, 2021 9-11 a.m.
Abbot Woods Park, 2801 Abbot Road (meet at back of Soccer Complex)
November 13, 2021 9-11 a.m.
Abbot Woods Park, 2801 Abbot Road
December 11, 2021 9-11 a.m.
Harrison Meadows Park, 1700 Roxburgh Ave. 

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). 


Residents interested in volunteering can contact Heather Majano, Stewardship Coordinator at (517) 319-6804 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.