Join Us and Volunteer
Clean Lakes Alliance coordinates watershed volunteer days for area business 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 to work to clean up our lakes while becoming informed and engaged in issues that affect them.
In recent years, Clean Lakes Alliance has partnered with parks and friend groups and 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
2017 Participants: Death’s Door Spirits, Kahler Slater, National Guardian Life, Spectrum Brands, Lands’ End, Alliant Energy, CUNA Mutual Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, North American Breweries, RBC Wealth Management, Roche Sequencing Solutions, CG Schmidt, Dane County Bar Association, Adams Outdoor Advertising, and American Transmission Company.
Partners: Dane County Parks, City of Madison Parks, City of Middleton, Adaptive Restoration, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Friends of the Yahara River Parkway, Friends of Lake Wingra, Wild Warner, Madison Boats, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and Holy Wisdom Monastery.