Local Groups Join Annual Cleanup Event
Creek to Bay
I Love a Clean San Diego’s 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup drew a wide array of environmentally minded volunteers to 110 sites around the county. Over 6,000 volunteers removed 150,000 pounds of litter from the San Diego landscape during the three-hour event. Over three quarters of the sites were focused on inland areas, including canyons, waterways, and street sweeps.
Eighty-three volunteers joined forces to clean up at 4S Ranch Sports Park, including Assemblymember Brian Maienschein and his daughter, Taylin. He shared, “The Creek to Bay Cleanup is a great opportunity for people to celebrate Earth Month, give back to our local communities, and put their appreciation for the environment into action at more than 100 coastal and inland sites.”
Families from Country Montessori School joined another cleanup site at nearby Poway Community Park. A team of 11 elementary school students created the design for CMS cleanup t-shirts. After the cleanup, PTC Chair Nadia Salas remarked on how excited the students were about the opportunity to make a difference in the community.
ILACSD was founded in 1954 as the San Diego War Against Litter Committee. Ever since then, the organization has grown in scope and impact to become an influential advocate for local sustainability. ILACSD offers a number of educational and volunteer programs, including Keep America Beautiful, Clean Beach Coalition, Stormwater Outreach and Education Program, and Adopt-A-Beach Program. They offer regular beach and inland cleanup events. Learn more at www.cleansd.org.