Making Waves & Working Together to End Drowning in the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium (GLWSC) is a ‚Äúcommunity of BEST practice" bringing together first responders, community leaders, park rangers, research scientists, lifeguards, meteorologists, survivors, loved ones, and other water safety advocates.

Our mission is to connect all groups and individuals interested in water safety to maximize our collective knowledge, resources, and actions to END DROWNING IN THE GREAT LAKES.

Interested in helping us #EndDrowning in the Great Lakes?

More than 550 people have drowned in the Great Lakes since 2010, and drownings were up 78% in 2016.

The Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium has nearly 300 experts and advocates who understand why and have a plan, but we need your help. 

Please donate whatever you can, and keep in mind that whether you donate $5 or $5,000, your donation will go to things like:

  • Helping gather and report scientific data
  • Helping place digital ads with lifesaving water safety messages on social media
  • Helping print more water safety brochures
  • Helping distribute water safety materials around the Great Lakes
  • Helping communities respond after a drowning tragedy
  • Helping provide beach signage with water safety messages
  • Helping provide rescue equipment at beaches around the Great Lakes
  • Helping provide expert education & training in schools around the Great Lakes
  • Helping put lifeguards back on public beaches
  • Helping provide the latest water rescue drones to shoreline communities
  • Helping purchase a "Splash Truck" to display at public events with lifesaving info, resources, and activities

Interested in helping?

We are using PayPal's secure payment service to collect donations. The GLWSC is a registered nonprofit 501c3 organization (Tax ID# 81-2812105). Donations are tax deductible, so please, donate now. Thank you.