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
Saturday, January 13
Canceled due to weather
Buckthorn removal
Saturday, February 10
Canceled due to weather
Buckthorn removal
Saturday, March 10
Albert A. White Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Buckthorn removal
Saturday, April 14
Harrison Meadows, 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). 

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.