Created: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:06:00 PST
Updated: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:50:02 PST
Volunteer Registration Now Open for 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
San Diego’s largest environmental volunteer event shows there’s more to protecting the coast than just beach cleanups
Do you love a clean San Diego? Then join San Diego 6 The CW and I Love A Clean San Diego on Saturday, September 21st, roll up your sleeves, and volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day at one of 90 cleanup sites, such as local beaches, bays, creeks, and canyons, throughout San Diego County!
The Kickoff Event will be at Gompers Park and our very own Jim Patton will emcee this worthwhile cause.
Coastal Cleanup Day 2013
Kickoff Event – Gompers Park
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9 am-1 2pm
4900 Hilltop Dr, San Diego 92102
REGISTER HERE to volunteer!
I LOVE A CLEAN SAN DIEGO
I Love A Clean San Diego, the longest running environmental nonprofit in the county, has coordinated Coastal Cleanup Day for more than 20 years. ILACSD coordinates Coastal Cleanup Day in September and Creek to Bay in April each year, making them go-to organization for countywide cleanups in San Diego.
COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is the largest environmental volunteer event in San Diego County each year. The mission of Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is to engage volunteers of all ages to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways; to identify the sources of debris; and ultimately change the behaviors that cause pollution.
The combination of 3.2 million local residents and year-round tourism contributes to an excessive amount of trash being generated in the San Diego region. Each year thousands of tons of garbage end up on the beaches and in our waterways. 80 percent of this debris comes from land-based sources, travelling through San Diego’s vast watershed system, endangering wildlife and human health. CCD protects our waterways by not only cleaning up at the beaches, but along the rivers, creeks, and canyons to prevent trash from ever reaching the ocean in the first place.
In San Diego County, CCD occurs on the same day as the statewide California Coastal Cleanup Day, organized by the California Coastal Commission. In addition, CCD is part of International Coastal Cleanup, which last year included includes 97 countries and 550,000 volunteers.
Visit our website, www.CleanupDay.org, for more details or to register to volunteer.