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Adopt-a-Beach™ is the Alliance's premier volunteer program, with nearly 13,000 participants ranging from individuals and families to schools and businesses. More than just a beach sweep, Adopt-a-Beach™ teams clear litter, monitor shorelines and complete a beach health assessment that includes science-based observations and testing. Teams collect information and enter it into our Adopt-a-Beach™ online system to share with local beach authorities, educate the public and improve beaches.
Current Adopt-a-Beach™ Team Leaders• Schedule a new event or enter your visit results >
Want to view and download results from Adopt-a-Beach™ visits?• See "Historical Data" in our new system >
New to Adopt-a-Beach?™• Adopt-a-Beach™ Program overview >• Volunteer for an existing team >• Become a team leader >• View our training schedule >• Tier 2 Program -- for volunteers seeking advanced training >• Check out our annual Adopt-a-Beach™ newsletter >
Nearly 13,000 strong, our volunteers tend shorelines in all eight Great Lakes states, clear trash, test water quality, seed rain gardens, weed invasives, and plant native flowers and trees to restore our inland coasts.
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Today all of the eight Great Lakes states — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — boast teams of dedicated Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers working to improve local beach health.
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