Volunteer Spotlight

We would love to highlight Miguel Aldrete, the founder of Kids 4 Our World as our volunteer of the month!

His group participates in our Adopt-A-Beach program, which gives volunteers, like Miguel, the opportunity to choose when and where they wish to clean up. Miguel’s favorite experience was when he organized a cleanup at South Mission Beach. “As we walked from the volleyball courts toward Belmont Park, we were thanked by beach goers and after the beach cleanup, we had a bonfire to thank all the volunteers who came out to make a difference.”

Miguel started up Kids 4 Our World at the young age of 8 when he realized, “you don’t have to be an adult or famous to make a difference in our world.” Thank you, Miguel for all that you do!

»Learn more about our Adopt-A-Beach Program

2015 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 2015, 32,000 volunteers successfully removed 464,549 pounds of debris from local beaches, bays, creeks and canyons - which equivalent to the weight of 42 adult elephants! Read on to learn more about our totals in the following activities:

  • 8,984 volunteers participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program countywide.
  • 1,547 volunteers stenciled 1,067 drains within the community.
  • 30,000 individuals education through our environmental education programs
  • Volunteers and interns staffed environmental education events and booths, helped with administrative tasks and event preparation in the ILACSD office, and much more.
Great work!

Join our Clean Committee!

Have you heard about our Clean Committee? It's a great way to not only learn more about ILACSD, but each member dedicates their time to a specific project to support our staff and goals.

Two of our committee members Travis, a Senior Analyst at Cassidy Turley and Eleutario, a Chemist at the City of San Diego have helped us out immensely! Travis volunteers his GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills to help us share our impact through mapping; his project will be featured in our upcoming annual report, coming soon! Our second committee member, Eleuterio led a cleanup Lake Murray last year for the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. He organized 101 volunteers & who removed 130 pounds of debris!

Although the two projects are different, each helps support our mission to protect San Diego’s natural environment. If you're interested in putting your skills to use for a cleaner San Diego, check out our Clean Committee flyer.

Get Involved

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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