Adopt-a-Beach™ Forms and Instructions

Adopt-a-Beach™ Documents, Forms and Instructions

Adopt-a-Beach™ Equipment Checklist - Provides adopters with a list of items they will need for their Adopt-a-Beach™ visits

Adopt-a-Beach™ Guide and Instructions - Question by question instructions for the Routine Visit Form and Litter Monitoring Form

Litter Monitoring Form - A form that is completed as litter is removed from the beach and is used for each Adopt-a-Beach™ visit

Routine Visit Form - A beach health assessment form that includes science-based observations and sampling to be completed at each Adopt-a-Beach™ visit

Volunteer Sign-in Sheet and Waiver/Liability Form - *NOTE: NEW sign-in sheets for 2014! Please download the new sheets for events!* Sign-in sheets for volunteers to be returned to the Alliance after each cleanup

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Adopt-a-Beach™ Training Sessions - Link to our training schedule. At each training, we review Adopt-a-Beach™ data collection forms and protocol. We also discuss any recent changes and answer questions you may have about the program.

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

Instructions for Team Leaders: Scheduling an Adopt-a-Beach™ Visit - Detailed instructions on how to schedule a beach visit

Adopt-a-Beach™ Promo Flyer - A flyer team leaders can use to recruit volunteers and provide details about their cleanup

Adopt-a-Beach™ Training Videos

Adopt-a-Beach™ Highlights Video - Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers share their experiences.

Litter Collection - Learn how to clean a beach and record the litter you find.

Measuring the Longshore Current - Learn how to measure the longshore current.

Bacteria Monitoring-Step 1: Collecting a Water Sample - Learn how to properly collect a water sample for the bacteria test.

Bacteria Monitoring-Step 2: Preparing the bacteria sample - Learn how to prepare your water sample for a bacteria test.

Identifying Potential Pollution Sources - Different examples of features that may be on or near your beach.

Can't access YouTube videos? - Check out this link if you're unable to access YouTube videos.

How to Schedule an Event in the Online System - Learn how to easily create a new Adopt-a-Beach™ event in the online system.

How to Enter Adopt-a-Beach™ Results Online - Instructional video for entering Adopt-a-Beach™ data online.

September Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Instructions

Michigan September Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Instructions - This check list will assist you in preparing and carrying out your September event in Michigan. Please review the entire list before you get started.

Indiana Septermber Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Instructions - This check list will assist you in preparing and carrying out your September event in Indiana. Please review the entire list before you get started.

Illinois September Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Instructions - This check list will assist you in preparing and carrying out your September event in Illinois. Please review the entire list before you get started.

Wisconsin September Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Instructions - This check list will assist you in preparing and carrying out your September event in Wisconsin. Please review the entire list before you get started.

Adopt-a-Beach Team Leader Outreach Tools

Adopt-a-Beach Outreach Tools - Includes media tips and templates, facebook and twitter tips and templates, sample emails and other tips to assist team leaders in getting the word out about their events. ments

Resources for Educators

Checklist for Adopt-a-Beach Field Trip - Checklist for teachers on how to prepare and carryout a successful Adopt-a-Beach field trip