Adopt-a-Beach™ Forms and Instructions

How to Become a Team Leader

How to Become a Team Leader - Instructions on how to become an Adopt-a-Beach™ team leader

Instructions and Forms for Team Leaders

Adopt-a-Beach™ How to Guide - Instructions to guide team leaders through what to do before, during and after an Adopt-a-Beach™ event.

Litter Monitoring Form - Data collection printed by team leaders for volunteers to track litter they find during Adopt-a-Beach™ events.

Volunteer Waiver and Liablity Release - Sign-in sheets to be completed by volunteers for each Adopt-a-Beach™ event and returned to the Alliance.

Adopt-a-Beach™ Training

Adopt-a-Beach™ Recorded Training Session - Can’t attend a training in-person or web-based? View this recorded training when it is convenient for you and/or share it with your team to get them better acquainted with the Adopt-a-Beach™ program.

Web-based Adopt-a-Beach Training, Various dates and times; - Join us for a web-based Adopt-a-Beach training, where you’ll learn how to be the best Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader and Great Lakes hero. Or, just join us to learn a little more about the program!

Chicago Adopt-a-Beach In-person Training & Networking Opportunity - March 30 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

West Michigan Adopt-a-Beach In-person Training & Networking Opportunity - April 11, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Cleveland Adopt-a-Beach In-person Training & Networking Opportunity - April 17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Chicago Adopt-a-Beach In-person Training & Networking Opportunity - April 18, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Adopt-a-Beach™ Outreach Tools

Flyer to promote your event - Download this flyer and add your local cleanup information.

Sample Press Release - Download and add in your local cleanup information and send to your community media outlets.

Alliance for the Great Lakes Contacts

State by State Contacts for Adopt-a-Beach - Have questions or want to know more contact your state coordinator.

Additional Resources and Program Results

Special Adopt-a-Beach Project Results - Learn about findings from a special litter data collection project comparing beaches in two Great Lakes states.

Educator Resources

Adopt-a-Beach Curriculum Activities - Expand learning beyond the beach and use these fun and educational curriculum activities that align with the Adopt-a-Beach program.

How to Guide for Educators - Step by step instructions on how to carryout a successful Adopt-a-Beach field trip with your students.