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The Alliance for the Great Lakes<br />Great Lakes Restoration:                                       Volunteers Playing a ...
What’s Ahead <br /><ul><li> Who is the Alliance for the Great Lakes
Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Adopt-a-Beach™   </li></li></ul><li>A Community that Cares for the Great Lakes<br /...
 	Education
 	Local Efforts</li></ul>Ensuring a living resource  for future generations of people and wildlife. <br />
The Adopt-a-Beach™ Program <br />      Today the program is a year-round opportunity for families, schools, businesses and...
Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview  <br /><ul><li> 1991 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Illinois and Michigan
 2003 – Launched year-round Adopt-a-Beach™ program
 2008 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Indiana
 2008 – Aligned Adopt-a-Beach™ forms with US EPA’s Sanitary Survey
 2010 – Year-round program in six Great Lake states
 2010 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Wisconsin
2010 – Nearly 11,000 volunteers participating
 2011 –  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant  </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview <br />	Routine Visit...
Used to help predict high levels of bacteria at beaches</li></ul>	Litter Monitoring Form  <br /><ul><li>Wildlife entanglem...
Used to track type of trash
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Session Summary: Restoration Successes: Healthy Beaches, Healthy Perceptions

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Great Lakes beaches are vital to our economy, ecology and way of life. Keeping beaches healthy is our responsibility. Great Lakes Restoration funding is critical for improving our beaches by providing dollars for public education, monitoring to pinpoint pollution sources, projects to eliminate pollution sources, and monitoring to ensure restoration success.

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  1. 1. The Alliance for the Great Lakes<br />Great Lakes Restoration: Volunteers Playing a Valuable Role in Data Collection <br />Jamie Cross <br />Adopt-a-Beach™ Manager <br />jcross@greatlakes.org<br />
  2. 2. What’s Ahead <br /><ul><li> Who is the Alliance for the Great Lakes
  3. 3. Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview
  4. 4. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Adopt-a-Beach™ </li></li></ul><li>A Community that Cares for the Great Lakes<br />Formed in 1970, the Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest independent Great Lakes citizens' organization in North America. Our missing is to… <br />Conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource using:<br /><ul><li> Policy
  5. 5. Education
  6. 6. Local Efforts</li></ul>Ensuring a living resource for future generations of people and wildlife. <br />
  7. 7. The Adopt-a-Beach™ Program <br /> Today the program is a year-round opportunity for families, schools, businesses and community-based groups to conduct litter monitoring and monitor beach health along Great Lakes shorelines. <br />
  8. 8. Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview <br /><ul><li> 1991 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Illinois and Michigan
  9. 9. 2003 – Launched year-round Adopt-a-Beach™ program
  10. 10. 2008 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Indiana
  11. 11. 2008 – Aligned Adopt-a-Beach™ forms with US EPA’s Sanitary Survey
  12. 12. 2010 – Year-round program in six Great Lake states
  13. 13. 2010 – International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator in Wisconsin
  14. 14. 2010 – Nearly 11,000 volunteers participating
  15. 15. 2011 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™ Program Overview <br /> Routine Visit Form (aligned with EPA Sanitary Survey Form)<br /><ul><li>Used to pinpoint potential pollution sources to beaches
  16. 16. Used to help predict high levels of bacteria at beaches</li></ul> Litter Monitoring Form <br /><ul><li>Wildlife entanglements
  17. 17. Used to track type of trash
  18. 18. Can help determine potential pollution sources </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Overview<br /><ul><li>Development of tiered volunteer program
  19. 19. Focus on Areas of Concern
  20. 20. Adopt-a-Beach™ expansion in areas not served at beaches of concern
  21. 21. Online data entry system with public interface
  22. 22. Sharing information with beach health officials and others </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Tier Two Criteria <br /><ul><li>High quality, timely data
  23. 23. Introductory and quality assurance training required
  24. 24. Beaches monitored at least 3 times in a 3 month period
  25. 25. Results reported online within 2-3 days after visit
  26. 26. Memorandum of understanding </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Focus on Areas of Concern <br /><ul><li>Milwaukee Estuary, Cuyahoga River, Saginaw Bay
  27. 27. Eight Tier Two Teams </li></ul>40 Routine Visit Forms<br /> 33 Litter Monitoring Forms <br /><ul><li>Fifteen Tier Two Teams </li></ul>45 Routine Visit Forms 52 Litter Monitoring Forms <br />
  28. 28. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Expansion into areas not served at beaches of concern <br /><ul><li>Six states and 13 counties
  29. 29. First time in New York
  30. 30. Thirty Tier One Teams </li></ul>52 Routine Visit Forms 51 Litter Monitoring Forms <br />
  31. 31. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Online system <br />
  32. 32. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />
  33. 33. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />
  34. 34. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />
  35. 35. Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative <br />Next steps <br /><ul><li>Sharing results with beach health officials and others </li></ul>- Through online system<br />- Future summary meetings <br />- Impaired waters list, TMDLs <br /><ul><li>Program evaluation with participants </li></li></ul><li>Adopt-a-Beach™: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Beyond <br />Other Adopt-a-Beach™ projects <br /><ul><li>Chicago Park District GLRI partnerships</li></ul>Beach Ambassador Program Annual Sanitary Survey Form <br /><ul><li>Great Lakes Restoration new grant
  36. 36. Beyond GLRI </li></ul>Stephen Love, OH adopter<br />Indiana Dunes State Park <br />
  37. 37. Alliance Connections<br />Jamie Cross, Manager, Adopt-a-Beach<br />Carolyn Scholz, Director, Individual Philanthropy<br />Jonah Smith, Director, Sustainable Business<br />Stephanie Smith, Vice President of Operations<br />Joel Brammeier, President and Chief Executive Officer<br />Learn more about the Alliance: www.greatlakes.org<br />
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