April 23, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sarah Buchholz
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY - Today, I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) engaged close to 6,000 volunteers at a record 110 cleanup sites simultaneously at this year’s Creek to Bay Cleanup. Instead of turning a blind eye to the abundance of litter found across San Diego County, today’s volunteers channeled their appreciation for San Diego’s environment into action to protect it. During this three-hour event, volunteers significantly improved the health and beauty of San Diego’s natural environment by removing more than 150,000 pounds of trash and pollutants.
Among the debris, there were several notable odd items collected during the cleanup including: a wedding dress at Mission Valley-San Diego River, a hot tub at De Luz – Ross Lake, and a new family of kittens at New Roots Community Farm in City Heights.
Volunteers also beautified and restored the local environment through removing graffiti, replacing invasive plants with water-wise native plants, and performing general park maintenance. Thanks to the thousands of volunteers, more than 100 outdoor spaces will welcome more positive public recreation and less littering in the future.
Creek to Bay also received attention from several of San Diego’s elected officials who visited cleanup sites in their respective districts including County Supervisor Greg Cox, California State Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, and San Diego City Councilmembers Todd Gloria, Mark Kersey, Chris Cate, Scott Sherman, and David Alvarez.
Creek to Bay is one of hundreds of cleanups hosted by ILACSD. In 2015, ILACSD mobilized over 32,000 volunteers who removed half a million pounds of debris from San Diego County. ILACSD’s second countywide cleanup of the year, Coastal Cleanup Day, is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th this year. For more information about how to get involved, please visit CleanSD.org.
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February 1, 2016 - I Love A Clean San Diego Expands Adopt-A-Canyon Program into Escondido
January 28, 2016 - Charles and Gail Kendall choose I Love A Clean San Diego for $25,000 Grant
December 22, 2015 - Holiday Tree Recycling Reduces Greenhouse Gases
November 23, 2015 - Holiday Food Waste Solutions for Residents
October 9, 2015 - 13th Annual Beautify Chula Vista Day to Engage Hundreds Locally
September 19, 2015 - Coastal Cleanup Day Post-Event Release
September 18, 2015 - Expected 8,000 Volunteers to Prepare Local Environment for El Niño
September 3, 2015 - 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup Day happening Sept. 19
December 19, 2014 - Recycle Your Holiday Tree With Ease!
December 3, 2014 - Zero Waste Cleanups Added to I Love A Clean San Diego's Adopt-A-Beach
November 24, 2014 - San Diego Residents Urged to Recycle Excess Holiday Waste!
April 11, 2014 - Spring Cleaning? Put Your Toxic Waste in its Place
March 6, 2014 - Creek to Bay Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 26
January 16, 2014 - Mix, Mingle and Volunteer at I Love A Clean San Diego’s Cupid’s Cleanup
December 23, 2013 - Don't Forget to Recycle Your Holiday Tree
November 25, 2013 - Residents Urged to Recycle Holiday Waste
October 1, 2013 - On the Road to Zero Waste With RepairSD.org
September 21, 2013 - Thousands of Volunteers Gathered Today for 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
September 15, 2013 - Volunteers of All Ages Gearing Up for Sept 21 Coastal Cleanup Day
August 30, 2013 - Clean Beach Coalition Closes Out Summer With Labor Day Campaign
May 24, 2013 - San Diego Clean Beach Coalition Prepares for Holiday Crowds
April 27, 2013 - Today's Countywide Cleanup Yields Impressive Results
April 3, 2013 - Registration Begins for countywide cleanup, Creek to Bay
February 5, 2013 - Love Is In the Air at Cupid's Cleanup
December 18, 2012 - Donít Forget to Recycle Your Holiday Tree!
November 20, 2012 - Residents Urged to Recycle Used Cooking Oil at Local Collection Facilities
September 24, 2012 - Do It Yourself Cleanup Pilot Project to Launch along Mission Bay
September 15, 2012 - Coastal Cleanup Day Expands Far Beyond Your Average Beach Cleanup
September 14, 2012 - Coastal Cleanup Day takes over San Diego County on Saturday
September 5, 2012 - Volunteers Sought for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15
August 30, 2012 - Local Collaboration to Kick Butts Along University Avenue Corridor
August 9, 2012 - Volunteer Registration Now Open for 28th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
March 28, 2012 - New Recycling Regulations for Local Businesses
February 27, 2012 - Put Your Toxic Waste in its Place!
February 8, 2012 - Get a Little Dirty This Valentine’s Day at Cupid’s Cleanup
December 27, 2011 - Don’t Forget to Recycle Your Holiday Tree!
June 28, 2011 - San Diego Clean Beach Coalition Preps Beaches for Holiday Crowds
June 2, 2011 - Kids’ Ocean Day Makes Big Splash in San Diego
May 9, 2011 - Santee to Host Oil Filter Exchange Event for Residents
April 2011 - Creek to Bay Cleanup Gives San Diego a Facelift
February 8, 2011 - ILACSD plays matchmaker at the annual “Cupid’s Cleanup”
December 27, 2010 - As you take down the Christmas tree, remember its Recyclable!
December 16, 2010 - Today’s Day Without a Bag to Highlight Reuse Countywide
October 13, 2010 - Volunteers Needed to Beautify Chula Vista
September 25, 2010 - Coastal Cleanup Day Takes Over San Diego County
June 28, 2010 - San Diego Clean Beach Coalition Preps Beaches for Holiday Crowds
May 27, 2010 - San Diego Youth Take a Stand in the Sand
September 8, 2009 - Volunteers Needed for 25th Annual CCD on Both Sides of the Border
August 27, 2009 - I Love A Clean San Diego Sets Sights on Cigarette Butt Litter
April 20, 2009 - Green Starts Here in San Diego!
March 26, 2009 - Communities Coming Together During Difficult Economic Times
September 20, 2008 -San Diegans Play Large Role in International Cleanup Efforts
September 8, 2008 -San Diego. America's Finest City... Or is it?
August 20, 2008 -San Diegans Will Come Together to Cleanup Local Communities
April 26, 2008 -6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Yields Tons of Trash!
March 26, 2008 -Volunteers Sought for 6th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup
August 15, 2007 -San Diego County's Largest Volunteer Event One Month Away
April 29, 2007 - 5th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Deemed a Success!
April 13, 2007 - Creek to Bay Cleanup Rapidly Approaching