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
December 11, 2021 9 a.m.
Abbot Woods Park - 2801 Abbot Rd. (meet at back of Soccer Complex)
Buckthorn removal
Canceled - January 8, 2022  9-11 a.m.
Abbot Woods Park, 2801 Abbot Road (meet at back of Soccer Complex)
Buckthorn removal
February 12, 2022 9-11 a.m.
Abbot Woods Park, 2801 Abbot Road (meet at back of Soccer Complex)
Buckthorn Removal
March 12, 2022 9-11 a.m.
Harrison Meadows Park, 1700 Roxburgh Ave. 
Buckthorn Removal
April 9, 2022 9-11 a.m. 
Harrison Meadows Park, 1700 Roxburgh Ave.
Garden clean-up
May 14, 2022 9-11 a.m. 
Patriarche Park, 960 Alton St.
Garden and playground clean-up

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 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.