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Adopt-a-Beach™ is the Alliance's premier volunteer program, with some 10,000 participants ranging from individuals and families to schools and businesses. More than just a beach sweep, Adopt-a-Beach™ teams conduct litter removal and monitoring and complete a beach health assessment that includes science-based observation and testing. The teams collect information and enter it into our Adopt-a-Beach™ online system, where it is used to educate the public, share with local beach authorities 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 >
Join thousands of volunteers around the Great Lakes and the world for our annual September Adopt-a-Beach Event™, part of the International Coastal Cleanup.
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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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