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:

Tijuana River Action Month Cleanup, hosted by ILACSD
Saturday, October 4, 9AM-12PM
Effie May Trail, 2310 Hollister St., San Diego 92154 - map

I Love A Clean San Diego and Wildcoast need your help to clean up the Tijuana River Valley. This cleanup event is part of Tijuana River Action Month, a binational effort of more than a dozen events meant to protect and preserve the Tijuana Watershed. Why volunteer at Tijuana River Action Month? Well, Tijuana is at a higher elevation that San Diego, so when it rains, thousands of tires and tons of trash comes rushing downstream with the Tijuana River, across the border and eventually lets out in the Pacific Ocean, just south of Imperial Beach. As the water flows, things like tires get lodged into the shrubs and eventually covered with sediment, making for a big problem! Come help us dig out trash, tires and more from the riverbed before the winter rains wash it out to the Pacific Ocean. Contact Lexi Ambrogi ( or 619-704-2778) to sign up. Don't forget to download and bring the waiver with you to the cleanup, as well as work gloves and a reusable water bottle!

Beautify Chula Vista Day
Saturday, October 11 from 8:30AM-12PM
Discovery Park and Harborside Park

I Love A Clean San Diego invites you to the 12th Annual Beautify Chula Vista Day! Join ILACSD and the City of Chula Vista as we remove trash, paint out graffiti, and beautify Chula Vista parks on Saturday, October 11 from 8:30AM-12PM. This year, volunteers can participate at either Rice Canyon at Discovery Park or Harborside Park. Let’s make this year’s event the biggest yet! Registration is officially open! Sign up to cleanup at For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at or 619-704-2778. All volunteers get a free event t-shirt for participating. As always, please bring work gloves and a reusable water bottle to help us cut down on waste!

Storm Drain Stenciling Day
Saturday November 1 from 10am - 12noon Location TBD

Come out and join I Love A Clean San Diego and our partners at City of San Diego Stormwater & Transportation Department - Think Blue for a festive post-Halloween Storm Drain Stenciling Day. Details are still being finalized, but mark your calendars and keep your Halloween costumes handy!

Looking for ongoing 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.