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 2013! Please download the new sheets for events!* Sign-in sheets for volunteers to be returned to the Alliance after each cleanup
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.
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