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 these sixty years, bringing the best in all of us together for a lasting impact on our region. We are passion in action.

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Kids' Ocean Day
Friday, May 20 8am-12noon
2667 Strand Way, San Diego, CA 92109 -
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Each Spring, ILACSD partners with the California Coastal Commission to coordinate San Diego County’s Kids' Ocean Day event. This program connects thousands of local students to their environment in a way that inspires them to be lifelong environmental stewards. ILACSD needs adult volunteers to help facilitate this event! The volunteers will lead groups of students as we cleanup South Mission Beach. Following the cleanup, volunteers and students will have the opportunity to participate in this year’s aerial art image, “Sea Change”. Everyone will stand together to create and send the message that it’s time for all of us to make a difference for our oceans and marine life. Connect with I Love A Clean San Diego on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the upcoming release of this year’s aerial art sketch!

Clean Beach Coalition Bin Assembly
Thursday May 26th, 2016, 8:30AM-10AM
Rose Canyon Operations Yard
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I Love A Clean San Diego is looking for volunteers to help assemble temporary trash and recycling bins to be placed on beaches during the busy Memorial Day weekend. If you’d like to sign up, contact Lauren Short at lshort@cleansd.org or 619-704-2772

Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast
Saturday, June 11th, 9am – 12noon
3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
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Come join us at our second cleanup showcasing our newly added Adopt-A-Beach program sites in Escondido: Dixon Lake and Kit Carson Park! Our first cleanup site at Dixon Lake was a huge success, empowering over 400 volunteers collecting 348lbs of trash in just three hours! Kit Carson Park will be the second cleanup location site within Escondido to remove litter and trash to prevent polluting our waterways. Join us, the Escondido Charitable Foundation, and the California Coastal Commission to protect our precious canyons and ocean! Volunteers will be removing litter and debris at Kit Carson Park that would otherwise travel downstream to San Diego's coastline.

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.

Tsunami Sweepers Cleanup
Saturday, June 18th, 10am – 12noon
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Since 2013, I Love A Clean San Diego has been a first responder in collecting debris that washes up on our shores from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. It’s been five years since the tsunami hit the coast of Japan, yet the debris is still being carried by the Pacific currents and washing up on our beaches. Come out to Torrey Pines State beach with us to clean up and help to mitigate the harmful effects of this debris on our coastal environments by picking up litter and trash along the coast!

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. To register, please click here.

Rubio’s CoastFest 2016
Saturday, July 16th, 10am-11am
1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054 - map
Register here!
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Save the date for Rubio’s CoastFest! Kicking off at 10am, volunteers will join Rubio’s and I Love A Clean San Diego for a beach cleanup, wrapping up at 11am. Following the cleanup from 11am-2pm, volunteers can join in on CoastFest’s celebration of the ocean with live music, complimentary food and drinks, and dozens of activities for all ages. More details to come!

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 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.

Encinitas EcoFest
Sunday, May 15th, 10am-5pm
Costal Roots Farm (Old Ecke Ranch)

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It is a fun-for-all-ages annual event that offers a transformational experience for our community sharing how to - Live Healthy - Save Money - Help the Planet. EcoFest will be held at Costal Roots Farm (Old Ecke Ranch) in Encinitas with extended hours from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We need YOU, to help us orchestrate the event and make it a continued success. We expect 2,000 + attendees for this one day event. Volunteers can sign up here. Please list ILACSD under “Additional Information” when registering.

6th Annual OVRP Day
Saturday, May 21st, 9:30am - 1pm

2155 Beyer Blvd. San Diego, CA 92154
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Explore Otay Valley Regional Park at the 6th Annual OVRP Day! Enjoy guided nature walks, bike rides, entertainment, and education interactive booths that are great for all ages. Be sure to stop by ILACSD’s booth, and we hope to see you there!+


Looking for independent 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.