Volunteer Registration Launched for 14 th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup I Love A Clean San Diego set to host event at record 107 sites

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Buchholz
Phone: 619.704.2781
Email: SBuchholz@cleansd.org
Volunteer Registration Launched for 14
th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup
I Love A Clean San Diego set to host event at record 107 sites
SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Registration for I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) signature event, the
Creek to Bay Cleanup, is now open at CreekToBay.org. ILACSD anticipates 6,000 volunteers to
register for this year’s event happening on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 107
locations. The event’s tagline Your Neighborhood, Our Environment, encourages volunteers to
sign up for a site in their neighborhood to contribute to the health and beauty of the entire region. A
complete list of cleanup sites and volunteer registration are available at CreekToBay.org.
In 2015, more than 5,500 volunteers removed 187,000 pounds of debris during the three-hour event.
ILACSD will host a record number of 107 sites countywide, while strengthening community
partnerships in Logan Heights, Escondido, and 4S Ranch. While trash removal is a large focus of the
event, volunteers will also contribute their time to beautification projects including native planting
projects and graffiti removal. These beautification projects restore local outdoor areas and evoke a
strong sense of community pride across the county.
ILACSD focuses its attention on inland communities (82 sites) where 80% of marine debris originates.
The Creek to Bay Cleanup is a one-day event that gives thousands of local residents the chance to
channel their appreciation for San Diego’s environment into action. This further ensures clean and
safe places for us all to work, play and live.
ILACSD invites volunteers to take the Bring Your Own Reusables pledge when they register at
CreekToBay.org. When volunteers bring their own reusable water bottle, work gloves, and bucket to
collect litter, they help divert thousands of single-use bags and disposable gloves from San Diego’s
crowded landfills.
Building upon the momentum of Earth Month, ILACSD has launched its first Matching Campaign. All
funds raised will be matched up to $25,000 and will be used to further energize volunteer cleanup
efforts like the Creek to Bay Cleanup. ILACSD invites the community to see the impact of their
donations at a cleanup site near them on April 23rd. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and can be made
securely at CleanSD.org.
About I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) As San Diego’s most influential advocate for
sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion
and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment.
For over sixty years, we’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our
region. We are passion in action. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit www.cleansd.org
or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.