Volunteers working to restore Red Cedar riverbanks

Tree roots and invasive species are also taking over so the university has starting using rock, native plants and other natural materials to build about 275 feet of the riverbank back up. (Source WILX)

EAST LANSING, MI. (WILX) -- Volunteers were working outside on Thursday to fix up the banks of the Red Cedar.

Due to erosion and high water, the edge of a walking path is only five feet or less from the riverbank right near Spartan Stadium.

Tree roots and invasive species are also taking over so the university has starting using rock, native plants and other natural materials to build about 275 feet of the riverbank back up.

Volunteers will be needed again on Friday near Beal Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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