CANCELLED: Tijuana River Valley Cleanup

2016 Tijuana River Valley Cleanup

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Make a difference at your local river valley this summer!

Join I Love A Clean San Diego and WILDCOAST on Saturday, June 17th from 9AM-12PM to help remove trash, tires, and harmful debris from the Tijuana River Valley before it pollutes our ocean shores! Exact location TBD.

As always, we require volunteers to fill out a waiver form in order to participate and encourage you to bring reusable items such as a water bottle, work gloves or a bucket in order to promote zero-waste practices!

We hope to see you there!

Come Together This Kids’ Ocean Day

2016 kids ocean day volunteers at beach
Today’s blog post was written by Education Specialist, Alaine

We’re counting down the days for the 24th Annual Kids’ Ocean Day on Thursday, May 18th at South Mission Beach!

Last year, 950 students, teachers, and volunteers called for a “sea change” with this powerful image, reminding individuals to be conscious of their impact on the Pacific Ocean:

2016 kids ocean day aerial view
2016 Kids’ Ocean Day Aerial Design


This year, students from eight Title 1 schools across the county, along with students across four other cities in California, will attend an assembly about ocean conservation, learning how we’re connected to the ocean through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the beaches we use for recreation. Students will then put their knowledge to practice and get hands-on experience protecting our marine environment.

2016 kids ocean day volunteers at beach

They will begin their day picking up litter across the beach to learn firsthand how different kinds of pollution travel through the watershed and harm our ocean. For some students, this unique experience will be their first visit to the beach!

kids' ocean day volunteer

Following their hard work cleaning up the beach, each student will make their mark with our aerial art image. As small, individual dots in the big picture, they will unite to call humans to “come together” as protectors of our environment. Just how hundreds of people create a beautiful and powerful image in the sand, our combined small actions have a significant impact on the condition of our oceans. With over 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world’s oceans, and a Pacific Garbage Patch growing to be twice the size of Texas, this is a crucial time to unite our efforts and address global problems to create a cleaner future.

2017 kids ocean day aerial design
2017 kids ocean day aerial design

If you would like to be a part of this event, we’re looking for adult volunteers (18 and older) to lead students during the cleanup and the aerial art. If you’re interested, please register here. As a thank you, all volunteers will receive a photo of the completed aerial art image as a keepsake! Stay tuned to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) on May 18th to see the final image.

Imperial Beach Clean City Initiative

Imperial Beach Cleanup with I Love A Clean San Diego

Looking for something to do on your free Saturday morning? Spend your morning with us and help clean up the official surf city of Imperial Beach! Join ILACSD, SDG&E and the City of Imperial Beach on Saturday, April 1st from 10AM-12PM! Join the fun as we clean up this family-friendly surf town! Did you know that 80% of marine debris comes from inland? We will be focusing on the community and neighborhood of Imperial Beach to prevent trash and litter from reaching the ocean and beaches!

Volunteers will meet at 13th Street and Imperial Beach Blvd. to assist with the Clean City Initiative Cleanup. See this map for directions.

Like all of our cleanups, volunteers are required to fill out a waiver form in order to participate and any under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian signature.

ILACSD encourages participants to bring reusable items – water bottles, gardening gloves, and/or a bucket!

We hope to see you there!