We’re excited to share our new Adopt-a-Beach website with you! Visit adopt.greatlakes.org to check it out.

The new website will make hosting Adopt-a-Beach events much easier. It also makes it super easy for volunteers to find and sign up to attend your cleanups. To help you get acquainted with the new site, we’ve created a list of Frequently Asked Questions and several short video tutorials.

Hosting an Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup in this Unusual Time

The Adopt-a-Beach website is currently open to host cleanups in your area. Team Leaders and volunteers must follow federal, state, and local coronavirus-related guidelines and should use their best judgment when planning and attending cleanup events. For now, we encourage Team Leaders to limit group size or hold a solo cleanup on your own or with your immediate household members.

Please take a few minutes to review our list of safety-related best practices for Adopt-a-Beach Team Leaders. The list includes general Adopt-a-Beach safety information along with specific information on COVID-19 safety and high water levels. We are closely monitoring developments around the Great Lakes region and will share any updates or changes with you.

Time to Start Thinking About September Adopt-a-Beach

We are hopeful that we will be able to hold the annual September Adopt-a-Beach event, scheduled for Saturday, September 26th. (It’s being held a bit later this year due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.) We encourage you to test out the new website by creating your September Adopt-a-Beach event. The new site makes it easy to send updates to volunteers if anything changes over the coming months.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing adoptabeach@greatlakes.org if you have any questions in the coming weeks. We’re so grateful for your commitment to the Great Lakes – thank you!