Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. Our volunteers pick up an average of 1 million pounds of trash and debris every two years! These cleanups are a great way to take action in your community, as well as get community service hours while helping your local environment.

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Storm Drain Stenciling Day
Saturday, April 11 10AM-12PM
Lindbergh Park - map
4100 Marlesta Dr. San Diego 92111



Join ILACSD and Think Blue San Diego as we take to the streets of Clairemont Mesa to stencil a pollution prevention message above storm drains! Volunteers will be split into small groups to stencil “No dumping—goes to ocean” and a Spanish translation above storm drains to remind people that the drains lead directly to our beaches and bays. Adult supervision is required for volunteers under the age of 16. Space is limited for the stenciling project, but all are welcome to join for a neighborhood cleanup. If you’d like to attend, please click here. If you have questions about the event, contact Lexi at lambrogi@cleansd.org.

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature. Click here to download and print the waiver.

Creek to Bay Cleanup
Saturday April 25th, 9am - 12noon
Roughly 100 cleanup sites countywide

Join I Love A Clean San Diego for its first countywide cleanup of 2015...the Creek to Bay Cleanup. This year, ILACSD anticipates hosting 100 different cleanup sites around San Diego County, and we need your help! We are currently looking for volunteers and companies who'd like to volunteer to lead a cleanup site. Also, if you have a dirty site in mind that could use a little volunteer elbow grease, let us know and we'd be happy to add it to the list. Contact Natalie Roberts at nroberts@cleansd.org to volunteer as a site captain or to suggest a site.

This event offers a wealth of opportunities for corporate partnership, and we are always looking for environmentally-minded businesses to come on board as sponsors. You can learn more about sponsorship on our Creek to Bay website.

Memorial Day Weekend Cleanup
Tuesday May 26th, 10AM – 12noon
Carlsbad State Beach

Please save the date for this post-holiday beach cleanup! During the summer holiday weekends, thousands of people flock to beaches to spend time outdoors with family and friends. Unfortunately, along side the influx of beach-goers, there is a significant increase in litter as well. Marine debris poses serious health issues for local marine animals as well as beach-goers. Come lend a hand to ensure a clean and safe Carlsbad State Beach for all to enjoy!

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature.

Upcoming Events hosted by ILACSD partners:

Looking for additonal volunteer hours? Below are courtesy postings for events not coordinated by I Love A Clean San Diego. If you'd like to volunteer for these, please contact the person listed in the descriptions below, not ILACSD.

More events coming soon!


Looking for ongoing volunteer projects?

If you would like to get started volunteering right away, check out volunteer programs like Adopt-A-Beach at www.AdoptSD.org, or check out our Storm Drain Stenciling program.