Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Appelbaum

This month, we would like to recognize Lori Mendez for her longstanding involvement with I Love A Clean San Diego! Lori grew up in Coronado and realized at a young age that pollution travels through our communities and eventually makes its way out to the ocean. She first teamed up with ILACSD years ago as a volunteer for our Christmas tree recycling hotline which helped pave the way for our recycling database, www.WasteFreeSD.org.

As a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, she has organized many cleanups for the local legal community. Most recently, she rallied a team of volunteers to join us for our binational Kids’ Ocean Day event. Lori and her team of volunteers helped create part of the aerial art that is featured above. We look forward to working with you again soon, Lori!

Do you have a team of colleagues or belong to a social group that is looking to give back to the community? Join us at Creek to Bay on April 25th! Please email Lexi at lambrogi@cleansd.org for more information about how to get involved!

2014 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 2014, 28,634 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:

  • 7,456 volunteers participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program countywide.
  • 535 volunteers stenciled 975 drains within the community.
  • 31,447 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!

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