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:

30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 20, 9am - 12noon
Location varies

I Love A Clean San Diego will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Coastal Cleanup Day this year. This countywide cleanup is set to include more than 100 different cleanup sites, and likely 7,000+ volunteers - click here to register today! We are looking for volunteers to act as site captains, responsible for being the leader at a variety of cleanup sites. We are also looking for recommendations of sites in need of cleanup. If you know of a dirty site, or want to be a site captain, please contact Natalie Roberts at or (619) 704-2773. Sponsorship is also available for this year's event. If your company or organization would like to support Coastal Cleanup Day, please let us know! For more information or to register as a volunteer, please visit!

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

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 to protect and preserve the Tijuana Watershed. 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.

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 save the date for 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.

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.