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Creek to Bay Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 26
More than 6,000+ volunteers expected for large-scale San Diego County cleanup
SAN DIEGO – March 6, 2014 – I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. As part of the national Great American Cleanup, thousands of volunteers will gather at more than 90 coastal and inland sites around San Diego County to help preserve the local environment by cleaning and beautifying these outdoor areas. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to sign up online at www.creektobay.org. Registration for the Creek to Bay Cleanup begins April 1. Twelve years ago, ILACSD hosted its first Creek to Bay Cleanup with only 27 cleanup sites and 2,000 volunteers. The event has continued to grow and is now one of the biggest cleanup events of the year in San Diego County. In 2013, approximately 6,000 volunteers removed 100 tons of debris from their local communities during the three-hour event. The removal of trash is not the only focus of this annual event. Volunteers will also perform storm drain stenciling, landscaping and graffiti removal. ILACSD hopes to engage thousands of San Diego residents to beautify and restore the local environment.
“As I Love A Clean San Diego celebrates its 60th anniversary year, it is more important than ever that our events, such as the Creek to Bay Cleanup, work to build the next generation of environmental stewards,” says Pauline Martinson, executive director, I Love A Clean San Diego. “Through these cleanup efforts, volunteers young and old will be empowered to take action in preserving our local environment.”
The Creek to Bay Cleanup is one of a handful of community engagement projects coordinated by ILACSD each year. The organization has been mobilizing volunteers around beautification and pollution prevention projects since 1954. In fact, with all ILACSD events combined, volunteers remove an astounding one million pounds of debris every two years.
At the Creek to Bay Cleanup, cleanup sites will include beaches, bays, canyons, creek beds and urban areas throughout San Diego County from Oceanside to Tijuana as well as Ocean Beach to Alpine. There is a strong emphasis on protecting inland communities and preventing marine pollution before it reaches local waterways. For a complete list of cleanup sites and to register to volunteer, visit www.CreektoBay.org after April 1.
About I Love A Clean San Diego
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is the go-to organization for programs that enhance and conserve San Diego County’s environment. Through recycling, education and cleanups of the region’s most beloved areas, ILACSD provides pollution prevention programs that pave the way for a cleaner and healthier San Diego right now, and for future generations.
In 2013, ILACSD with the support of 30,505 volunteers, removed 220 tons of debris from San Diego communities, conducted 219 cleanups and gave 600 education presentations reaching 31,000 people. ILACSD is an award-winning, environmental program innovator, with recent recognition from Keep America Beautiful. The organization’s innovative programs and initiatives prove ILACSD is a leader in the environmental movement. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit www.cleansd.org or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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