Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. Our volunteers pick up an average of 1 million pounds of trash and debris every two years! These cleanups are a great way to take action in your community, as well as get community service hours while helping your local environment.

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Creek to Bay Cleanup
Saturday April 25th, 9am - 12noon
106 cleanup sites countywide

Join I Love A Clean San Diego for its first countywide cleanup of 2015...the Creek to Bay Cleanup. This year, ILACSD will coordinate a record number of 106 different cleanup sites around San Diego County, and we need your help! Register for the site of your choice online at www.CreektoBay.org!

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.

Memorial Day Weekend Cleanup
Tuesday May 26th, 10AM – 12noon
Carlsbad State Beach

Please save the date for this post-holiday beach cleanup! During the summer holiday weekends, thousands of people flock to beaches to spend time outdoors with family and friends. Unfortunately, along side the influx of beach-goers, there is a significant increase in litter as well. Marine debris poses serious health issues for local marine animals as well as beach-goers. Come lend a hand to ensure a clean and safe Carlsbad State Beach for all to enjoy!

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.

Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Cleanup
Saturday May 30th, 10AM – 12noon
location coming soon!

Please save the date for this important cleanup happening in Carlsbad! Stay connected via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about volunteer activities, and the cleanup location! Thank you!

Please consider bringing reusable cleanup supplies (bucket, work gloves, reusable water bottle) to this event. For more information and to sign up, please contact Lexi Ambrogi at lambrogi@cleansd.org or (619)704-2778. If you or someone in your group is under the age of 18, they will need a parent or guardian to sign their waiver in advance of the cleanup. Many thanks to our friends at the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation for making this effort possible!

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.

More events coming soon!


Looking for ongoing volunteer projects?

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