At the Alliance for the Great Lakes, our volunteers’ safety is our top priority. We have been monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus and have made the decision to suspend all Adopt-a-Beach cleanups until early May. 

We are also postponing the launch of the new Adopt-a-Beach website. We were pushing to get the new site finished, but several functions were not going to be fully ready for our planned launch date. In a bit of a silver lining, this delay gives us time to be sure the new site is in tip-top shape before we roll it out to you. As a result, we have canceled all upcoming Team Leader training events and will reschedule when we resume cleanup events.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. Keep in touch with us on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates. If you want to be notified when you can schedule a cleanup, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, email us at adoptabeach@greatlakes.org.

We are in uncertain times as we all grapple with this crisis and our thoughts are with all of you around the Great Lakes. For more information on our overall response to COVID-19, read our recent blog post.

Most importantly, we urge you to follow the advice of your local, state, and federal health and safety officials. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have helpful, easy-to-understand information on precautions against COVID-19 to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. We want you all to be safe and healthy so we can see you at the beach this summer.

We look forward to seeing you in May!