Michigan Audubon's Capital City Bird Sanctuary (CCBS) is an urban oasis for birds, but it needs your help to stay that way! Located on the banks of the Grand River just NW of downtown Lansing, CCBS provides over 60 acres of diverse habitat for birds and other wildlife. The sanctuary is open to the public and contains over a mile of nature trails for everyone to explore.
Each workday, Michigan Audubon staff and volunteers gather to remove invasive plants that threaten habitat health. These workdays are a great opportunity to get to know the sanctuary and help give back to the birds. Think of these workdays as "extreme gardening" - these are mildly strenuous workdays that involve hiking around the sanctuary and cutting down invasive woody shrubs with hand saws, often in challenging locations. A good workout is guaranteed! We do take many snack and water breaks throughout the workday.
Wild raspberries, poison ivy, and biting insects are common so please dress appropriately with close-toed boots, long sleeves, pants, and a hat. Please bring leather or gardening gloves if you have them, but we do have extras on site to borrow. Water and snacks will be available but feel free to bring extras if you like.
This event is weather dependent. Rain or thunderstorms will cancel the event. Please RSVP to receive up-to-date information on changes to this event.
Please RSVP to Rachelle Roake at RRoake@michiganaudubon.org if you plan to attend a workday. We hope to see you at the sanctuary!
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16