Volunteer with Clean Lakes Alliance
Whether you have an hour or 10 to give, we are happy to place volunteers on projects large and small! Opportunities include skilled office and administration assistance, special events, and watershed projects like shoreline restoration or beach clean ups.
Large group volunteer days
To see current opportunities to participate in sampling the quality of our lakes, please see our water quality monitoring page.
Beach Inventory Volunteering
Dates: July/August 2018
Locations: 25+ lake access points/beaches in Greater Madison Area
Volunteer activities may include: Take an inventory of beach conditions based on measurements and/or visual assessment of beach characteristics. More details to follow on this opportunity as it’s still in development.
Signup: Contact Katie Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-255-1000
Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Time: 6 – 10 a.m.
Location: Law Park (410 South Blair Street, Madison, WI 53703)
Volunteer activities may include: swim race registration, event support
Signup Link: http://signup.com/go/wSqAmoh
Fore! Lakes Golf Outing
Date: Monday, September 17th, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Maple Bluff Country Club (500 Kensington Dr, Madison, WI 53704)
Volunteer activities may include: registration, raffle ticket selling, scorecard walking, scoreboard operation, etc.
Signup Link: http://signup.com/go/rgLWPyL
Build your career and learn about our lakes
To learn more about our internship program, click here.
Volunteer around the watershed
Friends of Cherokee Marsh The Friends of Cherokee Marsh formed in 2006 to protect, preserve, and restore the beauty, value, and health of Cherokee Marsh and the upper Yahara River watershed.
Friends of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy work to restore, preserve and promote the value of conservancy lands and other habitats in the Pheasant Branch Watershed for today and tomorrow.
Lakeshore Nature Preserve The University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve permanently protects the undeveloped lands along the shore of Lake Mendota. The Preserve shelters biologically significant plant and animal communities for teaching, research, outreach, and environmentally sensitive use, and safeguards beloved cultural landscapes.
Friends of Starkweather Creek is a citizen’s group dedicated to the enhancement of the Starkweather Creek watershed’s environmental quality. The Friends seek to raise public awareness and appreciation of the creek through education and outreach to watershed residents, businesses and landowners; and serve as advocates for sound watershed planning and management practices.
The mission of the Friends of Starkweather Creek is to work for a healthy urban stream and to benefit the community through stewardship, education, and advocacy.
Friends of Lake Wingra Friends of Lake Wingra came together in 1998 with an interest in improving the health of Lake Wingra through coordinated watershed management and by engaging the watershed community in stewardship of the lake and its watershed.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum The Arboretum’s mission is to conserve and restore Arboretum lands, advance restoration ecology, and foster the land ethic.
Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society FOLKS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to protect, maintain and enhance environmental and recreational values at Lake Kegonsa and its surroundings, and to represent the collective interests of the members. In other words, FOLKS is a volunteer organization interested in preserving our neighborhood.
Lake Kegonsa State Park Friends Group The Friends work to support Lake Kegonsa State Park.
Lake Waubesa Conservation Association The Lake Waubesa Conservation Association engages in information and educational activities to preserve and enhance the land, air and water resources in and surrounding Lake Waubesa to ensure a quality environment.
Friends of Capital Springs The Friends of Capital Springs assist Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other key partners in the implementation of the master plan for the Capital Springs Recreation Area. We connect visitors to the park’s diverse natural resources through educational, recreational, archeological, and scientific opportunities.
Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. To enhance and protect the quality of the Yahara River headwaters while educating the community and providing sustainable recreational opportunities.
Friends of the Yahara River Parkway Friends of the Yahara River Parkway work hard to restore and enhance this National Register of Historic Places Landscape; from Lake Monona to Tenney Park
Yahara Lakes Association The Yahara Lakes Association is a non-profit organization which works to improve and preserve the lakes and rivers in the Yahara chain of lakes in south central Wisconsin. YLA is dedicated to representing waterfront property owners and advocating for the vitality of the Yahara chain of lakes so that everyone may enjoy them.
Clean Wisconsin At Clean Wisconsin, we envision a future for our state where: Everyone has access to healthy air and clean drinking water; Residents, businesses and visitors enjoy an abundance of swimmable, fishable lakes, rivers and streams; Wisconsin’s economy is strong and powered by clean energy; and Wisconsin remains a wonderful place to live, work and play.
Groundswell Conservancy The mission of Groundswell Conservancy is to protect special places, forever. Since its inception in 1983 (originally as the Dane County Natural Heritage Foundation and later as Natural Heritage Land Trust), the group has protected hundreds of special places.
Wisconsin Wetlands Association a statewide non-profit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We envision a state where wetlands are healthy and plentiful and support ecological and societal needs, and where citizens care for, appreciate, and interact with these natural resources.