EL Environmental Stewardship Work Day

EVENT DATE: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00am

EL Environmental Stewardship Work Days

The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City of East Lansing's park biotic communities by removing problematic invasive plant species and replacing them with native species. The program also seeks to share information with the community about different aspects of park ecosystems and how best to sustain them and implement them in their own front yards.
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, September 9 Harrison Meadows, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Gardening
Saturday, October 14 Henry Fine Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Buckthorn removal
Saturday, November 11 Harrison Meadows, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Buckthorn removal
Saturday, December 9 Albert A. White Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Buckthorn remov

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.