August 1, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Registration for San Diego County’s largest cleanup of the year, Coastal Cleanup Day, is now open. I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) will lead the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day as part of the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m.-noon. ILACSD invites the community to participate locally by choosing from 108 sites where more than 8,000 San Diego-based volunteers will work alongside a half million volunteers worldwide. Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are welcome to register for a site of their choice at www.CleanupDay.org.
Although the name Coastal Cleanup Day suggests that it is a beach cleanup, volunteer efforts will reach far beyond the coast. Nearly seventy-five percent of the cleanup sites are located inland along rivers, creeks, canyons and urban areas where eighty percent of marine debris starts. Last year alone, volunteers removed 190,000 pounds of debris from San Diego County - the equivalent weight of 20 African elephants. It is crucial that this debris is removed as it is detrimental to the quality of life for San Diegans and marine life alike. Furthermore, following the cleanup volunteers will feel empowered to continue to care for their beaches, waterways, canyons, and parks.
While litter removal is a large focus of the event, volunteers will also participate in beautification projects such as graffiti removal and replacing invasive species with drought-tolerant landscape. ILACSD and its volunteers work to preserve San Diego for current and future generations to enjoy. All community members are encouraged to take action in their neighborhood and enhance San Diego’s environment on September 17th.
In an effort to reduce waste produced by an event of this size, Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers can pledge to bring reusable items to the cleanup. When volunteers bring their own reusable water bottle, work gloves, and bucket to collect litter, they prevent thousands of single-use bags and disposable gloves from entering San Diego’s landfills. Volunteers have the option to pledge one or all three items when they register at www.CleanupDay.org.
About I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. For over sixty years, we’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our region. We are passion in action. 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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