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
  No August Workday  
September 10, 2022 9-11 a.m.
Patriarche Park, 960 Alton St.
Garden and playground clean-up
October 8, 2022 9 - 11 a.m. Albert A. White Park
3283 E. Lake Lansing Rd.
Bamboo removal and general trail maintenance
November 12, 2022 9-11 a.m. Harrison Meadows Park,
1700 Roxburgh Ave.
Buckthorn removal and gardening
December 10, 2022 9-11 a.m. Harrison Meadows Park, 
1700 Roxburgh Ave.
Buckthorn removal

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.