Volunteer Spotlight: Qualcomm "QCares" Employees
This month, ILACSD would like to recognize the employees at Qualcomm Inc who have been participating in a number of cleanups as part of their May QCares month. In total, more than 300 Qualcomm team members will participate in four volunteer cleanups during the month of May with I Love A Clean San Diego. From cleaning up Mission Bay and the streets of Pacific Beach to helping out at Emerald Hills Open Space, the efforts of these employees make a big difference in the health of our local environment. A big thanks also goes to Budget Dumpster, who generously donated the dumpster to remove all the trash that was pulled out of Emerald Hills Open Space, which included many parts to an old Mercedes-Benz that had been abandoned in the creek.
- 10,308 volunteers participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program countywide.
- 371 volunteers stenciled 856 drains within the community.
- 19,059 San Diegans volunteered at ILACSD events, removing 343,532 pounds of debris from local beaches, bays, creeks, canyons, and lagoons.
- Volunteers and interns staffed environmental education events and booths, helped with administrative tasks and event preparation in the ILACSD office, and much more.
2013 Volunteer Statistics
Volunteers perform a valuable service to ILACSD, and are instrumental in achieving our mission, helping us to raise public awareness throughout the community. ILACSD would like to thank all the volunteers who donate their time to ensure the health and safety of our environment.
In 2013, 30,953 volunteers contributed 76,513 hours toward environmental education and conservation projects with I Love A Clean San Diego. These totals break down into the following activities:
Would you like to volunteer and be a part of I Love A Clean San Diego? If so, check out our calendar for current cleanups.
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