Adopt-a-Beach 2022: Off to a Strong Start

May 16, 2022

Spring may have only just decided to arrive, but Adopt-a-Beach volunteers are already turning out in force. Nearly 1,000 volunteers have collected over 5,000 pounds of litter. And the numbers just keep growing as more data is reported.

See the progress towards our 2022 goal of half a million pounds.

An Adopt-a-Beach volunteer in a poncho stands by Lake Michigan with arms outstretched.

“It’s been rainy and cold, sunny and beautiful. From lakes Ontario to Superior, volunteers showed up in all types of weather,” says Juliann Krupa, Volunteer Engagement Manager, Alliance for the Great Lakes. “So many committed individuals across the Great Lakes have joined together to keep our beaches clean and spread the word about plastic pollution. It’s truly inspiring. Thank you to all our spring volunteers and an advance thank you to everyone who comes out this summer!” 

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