Renew the Blue Volunteer Days

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

We request that all participating businesses consider becoming Lake Partners, our business donors to Clean Lakes Alliance. This helps us continue to facilitate volunteer days as well as fund other important projects in the watershed.
Each year, we create a schedule of available projects, locations, and dates within the community to better allow participating groups to select where, when, and what type of project they’d like to complete. Please see the below form or contact Clean Lakes Alliance’s Watershed Coordinator Katie Nicholas to learn more about participating in a volunteer day.

2018 Volunteer Days

All 24 volunteer days for 2018 have been filled by our Lake Partners. Please fill out the form below if interested in partnering on a future date.
  • Group Information

  • Select a volunteer activity

    Clean Lakes Alliance staff will follow up to confirm all details.
  • Let us know you have any special requests or questions.
  • Please click blue "submit" button to complete.

    If the submission is successful, you will see the message "Thanks for contacting us! We will get in touch with you shortly." If your submission is incomplete, you will see the message "There was a problem with your submission. Errors have been highlighted below." Please fill out the required fields and try again.
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Thank you!

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.



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