Parks and Recreation Department

Municipal Service Center -  4811 N. Saginaw Rd.   Midland, MI 48640  Phone: 989-837-6915  Email:

Bloom Where You're Planted: Volunteer to Keep Midland Beautiful

Volunteers are needed to help keep Midland beautiful!  With over 12,000 bulbs to plant in the fall, 86 hanging baskets and 75 large pots in the downtown area, and countless flower beds to maintain throughout the city, there is much for the City of Midland to do to keep flora and fauna looking beautiful and healthy. 

That's why the City's Horticulturist Stephanie Szostak is looking for Midlanders to volunteer 3-4 hours a month to help with planting, pruning, weeding, and general maintenance of the many acres of flowers and plants in the city. No expertise is required... just a willingness to get your hands in the dirt and help beautify the city.

Volunteer opportunities will be available during the months of February-November, weather permitting.

Volunteer Your Time

Fill out the form below, then hit the Submit button to send to the City Horticulturist, who will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Your Name:

Your Complete Address:

Daytime Phone Number:

E-mail Address:

Do you have any specific interests and/or skills for caring for City flowers and plants?

Volunteering allows you not only to commune with nature, but also to learn helpful tips to take back to your own garden. For the first half hour of your monthly volunteer time, Stephanie Szostak and/or a member of her 11-person seasonal crew will delve into the following:
  • proper pruning and planting techniques;
  • care and maintenance of varying landscape plants; and
  • how to divide grasses and perennials in your landscape.

The City will provide safety vests, gloves, and any necessary tools - such as hoes - to accomplish the work.

Fill out the form at left, or call Stephanie Szostak directly (989-837-6915) for more information.