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Countywide Cleanups

Looking to join the community and participate in a large scale cleanup event? In April and September, volunteers gather at more than 100 cleanup sites countywide to remove trash and beautify the local community. These cleanups often involve additional service projects based on local needs such as graffiti removal and planting projects. I Love A Clean San Diego has been coordinating Coastal Cleanup Day in San Diego County for over 30 years and started its signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, in 2003. Together, these two events alone provide nearly 50,000 hours of volunteer service to enhance San Diego’s natural environment.

Learn more about sponsoring Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day.

Corporate CleanBuilding Events

Looking for a fun team building event for your employees and a way to show your company’s dedication to the environment? I Love A Clean San Diego coordinates team building cleanups for local businesses at local beaches, parks, and trails across the county. We provide comprehensive event planning, coordination, and supplies for a fee. For more information, and to start coordinating you team building cleanup CLICK HERE to view the Corporate CleanBuilding webpage.

Community Cleanups

Looking to connect with other volunteers in the area who are passionate about cleanups? I Love A Clean San Diego’s monthly cleanup events take place both on the coast as well as in local creek beds, canyons, open space parks and everywhere in between. In one year alone, I Love A Clean San Diego conducted 245 cleanups across San Diego County and successfully removed nearly 500,000 pounds of debris. Volunteers see first-hand how trash makes its way from inland communities all the way to the coast through San Diego County’s vast watershed system. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate in these cleanups.

Adopt-A-Beach or Canyon

Looking for a consistent self led volunteer opportunity? It is up to us all to keep our beaches clean. Beyond cleanups conducted by the city, our community’s spaces are in need of environmental stewards to ensure that they can always be safe and beautiful for us to enjoy. By participating in our Adopt-A-Beach or Adopt-A-Canyon program, organizations can maintain a chosen site. Volunteers can design their cleanup events however and whenever they desire with the support of our community engagement team. By completing only 3 cleanups in the span of 1 year, the responsible group will qualify to have their name displayed on an adoption sign at eligible locations, communicating to San Diegans that conservation efforts is our shared priority.

Grant funding does not cover the costs for this program, so we welcome donations of all sizes to keep it thriving in San Diego County – CLICK HERE to make a donation – Thank you!

Visit the Adopt-A-Beach website to learn more on how to get started!

Storm Drain Stenciling

This program is ending June 2023, thank you for your support. Please email if you have questions.

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

Thanks to support from Keep America BeautifulI Love A Clean San Diego  combats the large cigarette butt litter issue facing local beaches, neighborhoods, and outdoor areas. Permanent ashcans have been installed throughout San Diego County including Oceanside, Point Loma, North Park and La Mesa. The successful program has decreased cigarette butt litter by 55% on average, proving that adequate infrastructure is key to proper disposal.

To learn more about how to install buttcans near your business or volunteer to maintain buttcans, CLICK HERE!

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