Volunteer Spotlight: Stew Aadnes, Coastal Cleanup Day site captain
This month, we’d like to highlight one of our newest Coastal Cleanup Day site captains, Stew from Encinitas! Stew first got involved with ILACSD at a beach cleanup with his company, Geosyntec, and he soon realized that he wanted to do more. Not only did he sign up as a site captain, he also helped Geosyntec to come on board as a first-time CCD sponsor this year!
After pulling out several pieces of furniture and shopping carts out of his site earlier this year at Creek to Bay, he was just as eager to sign up to lead that site again for Coastal Cleanup Day. Thank you for your enthusiasm and drive to protect our environment, Stew!
- 7,456 volunteers participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program countywide.
- 535 volunteers stenciled 975 drains within the community.
- 31,447 individuals education through our environmental education programs
- Volunteers and interns staffed environmental education events and booths, helped with administrative tasks and event preparation in the ILACSD office, and much more.
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2014 Volunteer Statistics
Volunteers perform a valuable service to ILACSD, and are instrumental in achieving our mission, helping us to raise public awareness throughout the community. ILACSD would like to thank all the volunteers who donate their time to ensure the health and safety of our environment.
In 2014, 28,634 volunteers successfully removed 464,549 pounds of debris from local beaches, bays, creeks and canyons - which equivalent to the weight of 42 adult elephants! Read on to learn more about our totals in the following activities:
Have you heard about our Clean Committee? It's a great way to not only learn more about ILACSD, but each member dedicates their time to a specific project to support our staff and goals.
Two of our committee members Travis, a Senior Analyst at Cassidy Turley and Eleutario, a Chemist at the City of San Diego have helped us out immensely! Travis volunteers his GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills to help us share our impact through mapping; his project will be featured in our upcoming annual report, coming soon! Our second committee member, Eleuterio led a cleanup Lake Murray last year for the 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. He organized 101 volunteers & who removed 130 pounds of debris!
Although the two projects are different, each helps support our mission to protect San Diego’s natural environment. If you're interested in putting your skills to use for a cleaner San Diego, check out our Clean Committee flyer.
Would you like to volunteer and be a part of I Love A Clean San Diego? If so, check out our calendar for current cleanups.
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