Working together to protect the Great Lakes through clean-ups and community projects.

For more than 25 years our Adopt-a-Beach program has worked to keep Great Lakes shorelines healthy, safe, and beautiful. The program is largest of it’s kind in the region. Adopt-a-Beach touches all five Great Lakes with volunteers from all eight Great Lakes states.

Connect with people who love the Great Lakes as much as you

Adopt-a-Beach is about community, and we want you to be a part of it! Join us and thousands of Great Lakes lovers to keep our beaches beautiful. It’s easy! All you have to do is:

  • Find an Adopt-a-Beach cleanup near you and sign up.
  • Show up at the beach.
  • Clean up, make friends and have fun!

Over the years, the program has involved tens of thousands of volunteers and cleaned up hundreds of thousands of pounds of litter from shorelines. None of this would be possible without volunteers like you!

Want to do even more?

There are many ways to get involved in Adopt-a-Beach beyond being a volunteer. You can: