Join us and volunteer!
Clean Lakes Alliance coordinates watershed volunteer days for area businesses and organizations, offering rewarding and meaningful opportunities to engage directly with our lakes. Renew the Blue Volunteer Days provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute through cleaning up our lakes while becoming informed and engaged with issues that affect them.
In recent years, Clean Lakes Alliance has partnered with parks, friend groups, local businesses, and associations to restore shorelines. Volunteers clear invasive plants and trees, plant native seeds, remove algae from waters, and clean up trash along the lakeshore.
Here’s what we accomplished together in 2017:
- 510 participants
- 1,675 hours of volunteer service dedicated to lakeshore improvements
- Numerous truckloads of invasive brush removed from our lakeside parks
- 19 cleanup/restoration projects completed in the Yahara River Watershed
These lake cleanup efforts demonstrate the commitment of our local businesses and organizations to improve the community and the environment! For individual volunteer opportunities, please see our general volunteering page.
How to sign up
2018 Participants: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Affiliated Engineers Inc, Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, American Transmission Company, Apple, AssuredLeads, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Cellular Dynamics International, CG Schmidt, CUNA Mutual Group, Dane County Bar Association, Death’s Door Spirits, Foley & Lardner LLP, Google, Hydrite Chemical Co, Johnson Financial Group, Kahler Slater Inc, Lands’ End, Leidos, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Naturalake Biosciences, Perkins Coie LLP, PPD, Rotary Club of Madison, Spectrum Brands, and State Bank of Cross Plains.
Partners: Adaptive Restoration, City of Madison Parks, City of Middleton, Dane County Parks, Friends of Lake Wingra, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Friends of the Yahara River Parkway, Holy Wisdom Monastery, Madison Boats, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve, and Wild Warner.