2020 Adopt A Forest

Clean-Ups Completed
Pounds of Trash Removed

About Adopt A Forest

The Adopt A Forest program through the Michigan Coalition for Clean Forests and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, works towards enhancing the enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.

The Adopt-a-Forest program goals are:

  • Prevention through education
  • Law enforcement
  • Improved legal recycling and disposal options.

The program encourages volunteers–the program’s backbone–to clean up existing trash and to function as an “army” of educators.

Over 2 million acres of public lands in Michigan have  been cleaned by volunteers.

Learn more here.

Projects Completed

Removal of trash including:

  • Couches
  • Toilets
  • Carpet
  • Wood
  • Shingles
  • Window shades
  • Clothing
  • Laminate siding