Volunteering at Ingham County Parks

Volunteering

We welcome all volunteers, individuals, and groups!  Please email parks@ingham.org for more information or call 517-676-2233.

Volunteer of the Year Recipients
2000 - Jackie Lawrence
2001 - Pat Clone
2002 - Ed Gillespie
2003 - Mason High School Senior Class
2004 - James Spackman
2005 - Alfreda Schmidt 
2006 - Aengus McIntosh
2007 - Virginia White
2008 - Dave Card, Martha Davidson, Vince Gebes, Curt Munson, Helen & Howard Tanner, and F.T. "Doc" & Sally Wallace
2009 - Leslie Kuhn
2010 - Michael McDonald & Dennis Propst
2011 - Damian Redman
2012 - Chris Reidy
2013 - John Hesse
2014 - Mason Optimist Club
2015 - Anne Grofvert
2016 - Millie Boynton and Mike Collins

We would love to add your name to the list!

Stewardship

Ingham County Parks and its local partners are dedicated to working with the community to explore the natural world and to inspire tomorrow's land stewards through education and involvement.  Together, we will continue to restore the natural splendor of our parks for the enjoyment of generations to come.  Funding for stewardship is provided by the Friends of Ingham County Parks

Our stewardship efforts are primarily completed by volunteers.  Looking for opportunities to learn about nature and to improve your favorite park?  We offer flexible volunteer outings for groups and individuals of all ages, please e-mail Pat Witte (pwitte@ingham.org) for volunteer opportunities at Lake Lansing Parks or email Emma Jakobcic (ejakobcic@ingham.org) for volunteer opportunities at Burchfield Park or to learn how you can get involved!

As a result of on-going stewardship efforts in Ingham County Parks informational signs have been posted around the parks.  Want to know what to plant to keep deer out of your backyards?  Click on the Deer Resistant Native Plant Garden FAQ link below.   Want some information on how a rain garden works?  Click on Rain Garden FAQs below.

LAKE LANSING PARK - SOUTH

LAKE LANSING PARK - NORTH