Adopt-a-Beach™ is the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ premier volunteer program, with some 10,000 annual participants ranging from individuals and families to schools and businesses. Information collected by the teams is entered into the Adopt-a-Beach™ online system and is used to educate the public, share with local beach authorities and improve our beaches.
To find out how much litter these students have collected, please visit the Adopt-a-Beach Historical Data Site and search for Alpena County.
A few tips for getting started, from Cheryl Mack, 6th grade teacher - TBJH:
- Go to www.greatlakesadopt.org
- Choose the "Create an Account" tab
- Once you've created your account you can find the "adoptable" beaches in your area.
- Try searching first with just the state and county fields filled in. That will show you the registered beaches in your area. For Alpena, some beaches were listed just under Alpena County, and I couldn't find them if I searched Alpena as a city.
- If you know of a beach that is not listed, the Alliance will add it for you. They did that for one of our beaches-Thomson or Blair Street wasn't on their database.
Supported through NOAA B-WET programming, this research project aims to gather water quality data along coastal Lake Huron sites within the City of Alpena.