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 Workday Schedule
Saturday, May 13
Henry Fine Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garlic mustard pull/Tree nursery maintenance
Saturday, June 10
Albert A. White Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garlic mustard pull
Saturday, July 8
Albert A. White Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
No workday in August at this time
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).
Volunteering 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.