Volunteer with Clean Lakes Alliance

We are happy to place volunteers on projects that support our lakes! Opportunities include skilled office and administration assistance, special events, and watershed projects like shoreline restoration or beach clean ups.

Sign up for existing volunteer opportunities below. If you’d like to be added to our email list for volunteer opportunities, please email us at volunteer@cleanlakesalliance.org.

Loop the Lake Volunteering

We need your help to make the Loop the Lake Benefit Bike Ride happen on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. Volunteers are needed for event setup and cleanup, water distribution, packet pickup, and more. Volunteering your time is a great way to give back to the lakes. Sign up to volunteer here.

Event Volunteering

For more information about volunteering for upcoming events, contact volunteer@cleanlakesalliance.org.

Large Group Volunteer Days

To coordinate a watershed volunteer project for your group, please contact us by phone or at volunteer@cleanlakesalliance.org.

Lake Water Quality Monitoring

To see current opportunities to participate in sampling the quality of our lakes, please see our water quality monitoring page.

Water Quality Monitoring

Build your career and learn about our lakes

To learn more about our internship program, click here.



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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.

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