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Creek to Bay Cleanup Poised to Set Records PDF Print E-mail


SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – With Earth Day only two days away, I Love A Clean San Diego is poised to set records at the 8th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday April 24th from 9am – 12noon. While 3,500 volunteers have already committed to combating the litter problem facing our region, there is still time to join the effort. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the event website, to view the full list of cleanup sites and register for one of the largest environmental events of the year.

I Love A Clean San Diego estimates that volunteers will remove close to 200,000 pounds of trash on Saturday, the weight of over 25 killer whales like local celebrity, Shamu. Volunteers will also engage in storm drain stenciling, tree planting, and other beautification activities at a handful of sites. In order to further the message of sustainability, volunteers will receive a reusable water bottle, branded with the phrase “Green Starts Here”. These bottles help to remind residents of simple, every day behavior changes that can make a positive impact on our environment.

The County of San Diego and the City of San Diego have taken the lead in supporting this year’s event through support from Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and Supervisor Greg Cox, as well as Think Blue – City of San Diego Storm Water Department. Close to 100% of San Diego County’s eighteen jurisdictions have committed to supporting the cleanup event, further corroborating the need for this effort.

After a recent stint volunteering, a SANYO team member stated, “It really felt like we were making a difference, and it was great to see that everyone worked so hard together as a team.” There is still time to get involved in this year’s cleanup and feel that sense of accomplishment after donating your time to support the environment. Visit the website, for a complete list of cleanup sites. Show your love for a CLEAN San Diego by signing up today!

ILACSD promotes awareness of environmental issues including resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling, community enhancement, and pollution prevention. For more information about I Love A Clean San Diego, visit or call 1-800-237-BLUE. I Love A Clean San Diego…Do You?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:16
ILACSD Cleanup Makes Clean Sweep from Creek to Bay PDF Print E-mail


SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Volunteers of all ages showed their love for a clean San Diego today by taking part in the 7th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. These dedicated community members volunteered their time at 63 cleanup sites spread out countywide, proving that “green” starts in San Diego.  

With cleanup site totals still trickling in, coordinators at I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) expect to surpass last year’s volunteer totals with over 4,000 participants countywide. Temporary dumpsters were filled to the brim countywide, with many inland sites reporting thousands of pounds of debris. The most common items collected included cigarette butts, plastic grocery bags and plastic beverages bottles proving that single use disposable items continue to plague our region. Hundreds of discarded tires and abandoned hazardous waste were identified at many inland cleanup sites. On the other hand, most unusual items this year included a trophy from 1911, a disco ball, and a wallet full of money!

ILACSD’s army of volunteers make a tremendous impact by donating just a few hours of their time, while setting a positive example each year to an expanding cross-section of community members.  With more and more volunteers joining in at this event each year, San Diegans embody an infectious spread of environmental stewardship and community pride.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2009 14:49
6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Yields Tons of Trash! PDF Print E-mail

On Saturday April 26th, thousands of San Diegans gathered at sixty-three cleanup sites throughout San Diego County to participate in I Love A Clean San Diego's 6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. This year's event, sponsored by the County Board of Supervisors through the support of Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, brought together San Diegans from Imperial Beach to Oceanside, and Fallbrook to El Cajon. With 4,090 volunteers pre-registered for the event, coordinators expected to see record breaking statistics in 2008!

With 79% of Creek to Bay sites reporting their totals thus far, I Love A Clean San Diego speculates that the event boasted up to 4,000 volunteers. Based on the totals reported so far, these motivated volunteers collected an astonishing 160,000 pounds of debris from 130 miles of coastline and open space areas. Most commonly found items included lobster traps, tires, and beverage containers. Each site held contests for most unusual item. Some of the finalists included: a bowling ball, a pink boom box, and a dishwasher.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2008 13:15
Creek to Bay 2009 PSA video PDF Print E-mail

Watch our 2009 Public Service Video, produced by Time Warner Cable. 2008 PSA Video

2007 Cleanup a Success! PDF Print E-mail

5th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Deemed a Success!


SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Today thousands of San Diego residents assembled for an extraordinary event. I Love A Clean San Diego hosted their 5th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup presented by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors through the support of Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. Volunteers removed debris from over 55 coastal and inland sites all over San Diego County. Friends, families, co-workers, volunteer groups, and community members supported by collecting trash in parks, canyons, creeks, bays and beaches making a difference in their community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 00:22
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