Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Donley & Mindy Pellissier

For this month's volunteer spotlight, we'd like to highlight two of our longest serving site captains, Jane Donley and Mindy Pellissier from Dog Beach in Ocean Beach! Jane and Mindy own Dog Beach Dog Wash and have been leaders in their community for over two decades! In addition to serving as site captains for our two countywide cleanups, Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day, they lead monthly cleanups and hand out thousands of pet waste bags. This ensures that all 40+ acres of Dog Beach are kept clean and safe for our furry-friends and dog-lovers, alike.Click here to learn more about why they support a clean Dog Beach.

Thank you for all you do for our environment, Jane and Mindy!

Be sure to join Jane and Mindy at Creek to Bay happening April 25th by registering online at www.CreektoBay.org for either their site in OB or one of our other 105 cleanup sites!

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:

  • 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.
Great work!

Join our Clean Committee!

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.

Get Involved

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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