Creek to Bay, San Diego County’s Largest Earth Week Cleanup Effort Returns on Earth Day

Creek to Bay, San Diego County’s Largest Earth Week Cleanup Effort Returns on Earth Day
The 21st Anniversary Creek to Bay Cleanup expects thousands of volunteers at over 100 cleanup sites throughout the region.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY (April 1, 2023) – I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is set to host the 21st anniversary Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – on Earth Day. The event is the region’s largest one-day environmental volunteer effort on Earth Day, with over 100 cleanup sites around the county. I Love A Clean San Diego expects more than 5,000 volunteers of all ages to participate. Free online registration is now open at

“Our beaches and waterways are some of San Diego’s greatest assets and deserve our care,” said San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. “This family-friendly event has a positive impact on our region’s environment and reinforces for younger generations the importance of doing your part to make the world better and cleaner.”

About 80 percent of all marine debris begins inland, and all residents of San Diego County live in one of 11 watersheds, which all have their own habitats and lead to our bays, beaches, and ocean. Litter enters our local watersheds and flows out to the Pacific Ocean, becoming a harmful threat to the health of both marine wildlife and residents. Single-use plastics are the most dangerous products, which break down into micro-plastics and can be ingested by animals and humans.

“With the recent rain activity in San Diego, we anticipate more litter and debris traveling through our waterways and into our shared green spaces,” said Ann Marie Sack, Community Engagement Director. “What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to volunteer and prevent this pollution from entering our stormwater systems and flowing into local waterways and the ocean.”

Since its inception, Creek to Bay volunteers have cleared over 2.4 million pounds of pollution from communities across the county, preserving the region’s natural environment, waterways, and ocean.

Presenting, Gold, and Silver Partners of the 2023 Creek to Bay Cleanup

Think Blue San Diego, County of San Diego and its Watershed Protection Program, COX, Project Clean Water, Bank of America, illumina, PlayStation, Sempra Infrastructure, Sony, Watkins Wellness, Wells Fargo.

About I Love A Clean San Diego

Founded in 1954, I Love A Clean San Diego is an environmental nonprofit supporting residents and businesses of San Diego County through youth and adult education, and local action through impactful volunteer events and workshops. As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego’s programs are an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action to empower everyone to be leaders in conservation and waste-free living. Our community is passion in action to maintain and improve the health of the home we love. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram , and LinkedIn.