Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. We build awareness and invite the community’s enthusiastic support. We’ve created a lot of momentum over the last sixty two years, bringing the best in all of us together for a lasting impact on our region. We are passion in action.

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 I Love A Clean San Diego:

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 17th 9am-Noon
100+ Sites Countywide!
Registration opens August 1st

I Love A Clean San Diego invites you to save the date for the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17th! Join 8,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100+ cleanup sites countywide. At last year's event, volunteers removed 190,000 pounds of debris and participated in beautification projects like invasive plant removal, trail building, painting, and planting. Registration will open on August 1 at If you are interested in leading a site for Coastal Cleanup Day, please contact

When you register, consider taking the Bring Your Own (B.Y.O.) pledge, and make a commitment to bring at least one reusable cleanup item with you. Whether it’s a plastic bucket to hold trash, work gloves or a reusable water bottle, you’ll be able to help cut down on the amount of waste generated by such a large event. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form (coming soon), and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature.

Tijuana River Action Month Cleanup
Saturday, October 1st 9am-Noon
Effie May Trail
2310 Hollister St, San Diego, CA 92154-4305
Register here!
Event Waiver

Join ILACSD and WiLDCOAST to celebrate Tijuana River Action Month on October 1st, 2016 from 9am-12noon! The Tijuana River Valley is a great location to show how much of an impact we can make when we work together. The trash that ends up in the river valley has traveled for miles and miles from inland areas. When the rain comes, that trash will travel even further to our oceans, affecting more than just the river valley. At last year’s event, 106 volunteers collected over 5,620 pounds of trash and recycling! That’s over 53 pounds per person! Come be a part of our amazing efforts in helping keep our oceans clean!

Beautify Chula Vista Day
Saturday, October 15th 8:30am-12pm
Memorial Day Park and Chula Vista Canyon

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th from 8:30AM-12PM to help the City of Chula Vista and ILACSD celebrate Beautify Chula Vista Day! This event has two locations to choose from: Memorial Park and Chula Vista Canyon. Celebrating the 14th year of the event, we are looking to broaden our reach and impact in Chula Vista! Last year 721 volunteers picked up litter, painted out graffiti, and removed invasive plant species. The grand total of debris and trash removed last year was a staggering 14,320 pounds! Come help keep Chula Vista beautiful! For more information, visit


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.

Check back soon!

Looking for independent volunteer projects?

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