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.

 

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 Wendy Wilmers Longpre, Assistant Director, at (517) 319-6940 or wlongpr@cityofeastlansing.com.

 

 Date Where What Time
Saturday, Oct. 11 Harrison Meadows Remove buckthorn 10 a.m. - noon
Saturday, Aug. 9 Harrison Meadows A brief workshop will be held to address the work on buckthorn over the past two years and the future of invasive removal in the park. Buckthorn removal will take place after the workshop 10 a.m. - noon

 

*Cancellation Policy: If it is below 20 degrees or pouring rain the workday will be canceled. We will do our best to email/call everyone who has committed to the date the day before, if we do decide to cancel. We will post cancellations on Facebook as well. Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/eastlansinghealthyparks.

 

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.

 

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 Wendy Wilmers Longpre, Assistant Director, at (517) 319-6940 or wlongpr@cityofeastlansing.com.

 

 Date Where What Time
Saturday, Oct. 11 Harrison Meadows Remove buckthorn 10 a.m. - noon
Saturday, Aug. 9 Harrison Meadows A brief workshop will be held to address the work on buckthorn over the past two years and the future of invasive removal in the park. Buckthorn removal will take place after the workshop 10 a.m. - noon

 

*Cancellation Policy: If it is below 20 degrees or pouring rain the workday will be canceled. We will do our best to email/call everyone who has committed to the date the day before, if we do decide to cancel. We will post cancellations on Facebook as well. Like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/eastlansinghealthyparks.

 

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