Cleaning Up San Diego's Coast

With summer setting in San Diego, it’s time to clean up the trash left by seasonal tourists on local beaches.

Thousands of residents will gather at 80 cleanup sites around San Diego on Saturday, Sept. 15 to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day – the largest annual cleanup event in San Diego.

And it’s not just picking up trash at the beach – more than 60 percent of the locations are inland in order to prevent trash from reaching the shores.

I Love A Clean San Diego organized the event, which has removed millions of pounds of trash in the past. This year, participants are expected to remove 100 tons of debris from local beaches, bays, creeks, canyons and urban areas.

The cleanup is on the same day as the statewide California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable cleanup supplies to collect trash.  The event goes on from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15 at various locations throughout San Diego. To see where to volunteer, check the I Love A Clean San Diego website.

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