Alliance for the Great Lakes

The Alliance works to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource through policy, education and local efforts aimed at preserving the Great Lakes region as a national treasure. It also works with the region's residents, enhancing their understanding of how they can help, too. To that end, we draw on many resources, working with teachers, scientists, economists, legal specialists, government representatives, communities and individuals. And, year-by-year, individual-by-individual, we're getting back a healthy Great Lakes environment, thanks to supporters like you.

The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."

What Volunteers Do

Our programs focus on:

Water Quality: eliminating toxic and bacterial pollution, which cause beach closings

Water Conservation: promoting sustainable water use to keep the Great Lakes great

Habitat Recovery: restoring and enhancing habitat, especially in urban areas, and eliminating invasive species

Land Use: protecting lands that drain into the Great Lakes and their natural features

Clean Energy: protecting the Great Lakes from harmful effects of energy use

Education & Outreach: providing education and volunteer opportunities for adults and children to build an appreciation for the Great Lakes

Contact Information

For more info, contact:
Frances Canonizado
Outreach Coordinator

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Upcoming Events

For more opportunities, check the monthly calendar.