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36th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
Protecting the coast begins at your front door. Free online registration opens on September 1.
The 36th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is going virtual on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in San Diego County. Register to join the county’s Official Coastal Cleanup Day coordinators, I Love A Clean San Diego, and be a part of the global cleanup effort by removing polluting litter and debris from your community throughout the day on September 26th. Volunteers of all ages are invited to grab buckets and work gloves (or whatever you can round up and repurpose from around the house – we have ideas for you!) and walk your block with your household to stay close to home and protect the health of our community and our environment. Whether you’re coastal or inland, it all makes a huge impact on the health of our waterways and oceans – protecting the coast starts at your front door.
Become a citizen scientist
An important part of this event is collecting data on the types of litter that volunteers clean up; we look to you to be citizen scientists and report back on your litter findings! This data helps give us a snapshot of what is impacting our region year to year. A link to a form will be sent to all registrants to help us gather that data. Your cleanup and findings will be shared on our Volunteer Impact Map to track cleanup totals, all day long, countywide!
Need help with supplies?
For those volunteers who do not have cleanup supplies or internet access to submit their data, Supply and Data Hubs will be stationed throughout the county, hosted by our Community Champions, where volunteers can pick up bags, gloves, and data cards and pencils to keep track of litter data, and return completed data cards. Registration is required to receive these materials.
Registration opens Tuesday, September 1st at CleanupDay.org
Officially sign up on September 1, 2020 and then get ready to clean up your neighborhood on September 26. Registered volunteers will receive important safety and virtual event resources and information to have a successful cleanup. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jackie Blumenthal, to register by phone if you do not have internet access: (619) 787-2604. Throughout the month of September, I Love A Clean San Diego will be sharing educational videos, zero waste tips and tricks, waste and recycling guides, and messages from our partners to prepare you and get you pumped for the big day. Learn more about patches, community service verification, contests, and more at CleanupDay.org!