September Adopt-a-Beach (TM) Event

The Alliance for the Great lakes is excited to be in Duluth to coordinate the 2016 September Adopt-a-Beach™ for the 4th year in Minnesota. Part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, and formerly known as Minnesota Beach Sweep we were invited in 2013 by the Great Lakes Aquarium to coordinate the event.

What: Beach and shoreline cleanups involving thousands of volunteers to remove trash and collect data on their findings. The annual September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup.

When: Sept. 24, 2016
9 a.m. to noon
(Dates and times may vary by location.)

Where: Beaches and shorelines along Great Lakes coastal areas.

How: To find out more contact Meagan Stettnisch, Minnesota Adopt-a-Beach™ Affiliate at or 414-431-1761.

Who: You! Cleanup volunteers are individuals, families, schools, community, scouting and religious groups.

Why: Have fun giving back to the places you care about. The Great Lakes shoreline and beaches are right in our back yards. The information gathered is used to make positive changes for our Great Lakes.

Volunteer the day of the event: Sign up for a designated location of your choice and come for a few hours of fun and community involvement.

Be a lead volunteer: Play a lead role in the cleanup by coordinating a cleanup in your area.