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I Love A Clean San Diego hosts cleanup events that are open to the public throughout the county year-round. Cleanups are typically Saturday mornings, however, I Love A Clean San Diego offers other volunteer opportunities as well. Visit our Community Hub for a complete listing of upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Adopt-A-Beach or -Canyon
Volunteers are able to schedule and lead their own cleanups at one of over 100 adoptable locations through the Adopt-A-Beach or Canyon program. This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19.
This program is funded by the California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grant, and allows service groups, businesses, schools, and individuals to select a beach or inland area to adopt and perform three cleanups over the course of one year. School adopters are only required to complete one cleanup per year due to transportation limitations. There are 104 locations to choose from throughout San Diego County! Click here to view a map of all adoptable areas.
Volunteer Site Captains
Our reach and impact would not be possible without our dedicated Site Captains at our countywide cleanups: Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day. If you have noticed the need for a cleanup in your neighborhood or favorite recreational area, become a Site Captain and take action! I Love A Clean San Diego will provide you with the training to be successful in activating your community and hosting an impactful cleanup. Contact Lauren Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-704-2772 to get involved.
Storm Drain Stenciling
I Love A Clean San Diego’s partnership with Think Blue, the City of San Diego’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Division, works to educate the public about storm drain pollution.
Please note – this program is only available within the City of San Diego.
Please register at least one week prior to your ideal stenciling day. Supplies are available for pickup and return at our office in Kearny Mesa on Thursdays 9am-4pm; registration and appointments are required.