Our volunteer spotlight this month features a special group of young ladies who started their own club called "Save the Animal Kingdom!". The group attended our Clean Canyons for A Clean Coast Cleanup, which kicked off the second Escondido Adopt-A-Canyon site, Kit Carson Park, on June 11th. It was their first cleanup with I Love A Clean San Diego but definitely not their last! They plan to continue volunteering with us and the Adopt-A-Canyon program to fully embody their mission: save the animals. This group of young ladies understands the negative impact of trash and litter on the environment, and subsequently our wildlife.
Not only do they help beautify San Diego, but they volunteer monthly at cat shelters to help make cats adoptable. We look forward to seeing them all again at upcoming events and we wish them all the best in their journey to save the animal kingdom!
2015 Volunteer Statistics
- 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.
Join our Clean Committee!
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:
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.
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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