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CCD Site Captain Barbara Denny Goes Beyond Politics to Keep Coronado Clean

Today’s post comes from ILACSD’s Marketing Intern, Brian!

Barbara Denny
CCD Site Captain, Coronado – Silver Strand State Beach

When Barbara Denny isn’t busy volunteering as a Site Captain for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15th, she moonlights as a Coronado City Councilwoman and is running for Mayor of Coronado this November! First elected to council in May of 2009, Barbara is a tireless advocate for keeping Coronado beaches clean, accessible, and safe for all the public to enjoy.

The only female non-partisan elected to office in the San Diego region, Barbara’s environmentally-friendly vision supersedes politics as she strives to improve the quality of life for pedestrians and cyclists in and around Coronado. Although we would love to have Barbara undivided loyalty as the Silver Strand State Beach site captain, I suppose we don’t mind sharing her with the lovely community of Coronado! “The beach is why I live in Coronado.  It defines us as a beach community.  It provides for our outstanding quality of life.”

Q:  What motivated you to volunteer with I Love A Clean San Diego?

A:  It was a no-brainer for me. I was contacted by a volunteer coordinator and asked to participate as a Site Captain and I was pleased to say “yes.”

Q:  What is your favorite part of participating in Coastal Cleanup Day?

A:  I enjoy cleaning up Silver Strand State Beach with residents of the Coronado Cays and inviting residents to be my co-captains at the site. Furthermore I enjoy teaching Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and families about the coastal environment of the Silver Strand.

Q:  Why do you think events like this are important to keeping San Diego healthy and clean?

A:   Coastal Cleanup Day increases community awareness, educates the public about our beach environment, and motivates people to get out and spend a morning with their neighbors at the beach.

You can join Barbra’s team at the Silver Strand State Beach site by clicking here and registering!

Not near Coronado? There are over 80 sites you can choose from all across San Diego County, go to and find a Coastal Cleanup Day site near you.