Environmental Stewardship Program

Volunteer Work Day Volunteers

Volunteer Work Day Volunteer in the Winter

The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City of East Lansing's park biotic communities by removing problematic invasive plant species and replacing them with native species. The program also serves to share information with the community about different aspects of park ecosystems and how best to sustain them and implement them in their own front yards.

Boot Brush Dedication & Invasive Species Hike - CANCELED


UPDATE (9/21/21): This event has been canceled due to tomorrow's weather forecast.

The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship program, in partnership with the Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, is hosting a boot brush dedication and invasive species hike for community members at Patriarche Park on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. The first few attendees will receive a FREE boot brush to take home. You can meet the group at the south entrance to the woods at Patriarche Park (just past the tennis courts).

Upcoming Volunteer Work Days


A number of volunteer work days are scheduled throughout the year. Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact Wendy Wilmers Longpre at (517) 319-6940 or by email to be added to a volunteer list serve. View Upcoming Volunteer Workday Schedule.

White Park Efforts


The City of East Lansing has partnered with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry program to develop a Native Landscape Management Plan for White Park (PDF). The plan outlines a program for managing the forest and native ecosystems of White Park, through the utilization of volunteers from the Environmental Stewardship Program.

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