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Kids' Ocean Day happening May 20th
Get your coworkers out of the office & enjoy a day at the beach instead! Volunteers will lead elementary school children in a beach cleanup & participate in this year's aerial art image!
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» Creek to Bay Cleanup 2016 Totals
» Water-wise landscape resources
» Matching Campaign Results
» Volunteer Spotlight
» Office Recycling 101
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Creek to Bay Cleanup Totals are in! 

We’re excited to announce that for the first time in our 14 year long history of this event, we had 6,400 volunteers remove over 170,000 lbs. of debris from 110 sites

This year, volunteers found everything from food wrappers to a wedding dress, toy dinosaurs to bottle caps, and best of all, a healthy litter of kittens born at the New Roots Garden. Read more in our blog to see who went home with a new kitten – pictures included!

»More photos from Creek to Bay


Water-wise Landscape Resources

While our reservoirs continue to recover from the last 5 years of drought conditions, we still can conserve. The conservation habits that we build today will make our region more drought-tolerant and resilient in the future. One of the most beneficial and lasting changes we can make is to our landscape – replacing invasive plants with ones that are made to thrive in our climate. Learn how with the help of resources from the San Diego County Water Authority!

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»Read Full Story

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Drum roll please...

Our matching campaign has come to a close and we're happy to report that we successfully leveraged Chuck and Gail Kendall’s generous $25K contribution to secure an additional $35,626.41 during the two month matching campaign!

A total of $60,626.41 from the campaign will build awareness & encourage stewardship to reach 30,000 youth throughout San Diego. Funds raised will also energize cleanup efforts and beautify beaches, canyons, waterways, and urban spaces.  

We are so thankful to our supporters and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation for supporting the campaign. We are thrilled to exceed the goal!

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Volunteer Spotlight

This month, ILACSD would like to recognize Carly Gagen-Cheeney for her great effort at the Creek to Bay Cleanup and her eagerness to help during the storm drain stenciling project. Carly began volunteering with ILACSD to connect her knowledge of storm drains from her Public Works background and passion for the environment.

In addition to stenciling, Carly and her group took it a step further to identify specific drains that were unmarked on maps. When she completed stenciling, she was ready to help remove trash from Mountain View Park, which totaled over 4,000 lbs. of trash!

Thank you again, Carly, for your dedication to beautifying San Diego one drain at a time!

»Get involved

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Office Recycling 101

Approximately two-thirds of what is in the Miramar Landfill right now could have been recovered through recycling, repairing, donating or repurposing. 

Many of us are recycling pros at home, but what about at work? Recycling properly at your office is as important as it is at home. We challenge you to evaluate your office's recycling habits and take small steps towards a recycling program to keep recyclables out of the landfill. Click the link below for tips to get started!

To find local recycling and donation centers, visit

»Start a Recycling Program


Kids' Ocean Day
Saturday, 8am-12pm
»More Details


Clean Beach Coalition Bin Assembly 
Thursday, 8:30am-10am
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Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast 
Saturday, 9am-12noon
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Donor Spotlight: Harrah's Resort Southern California

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This month, we’d like to recognize Harrah’s Resort Southern California for their support of I Love A Clean San Diego’s volunteer programs and events. As a longtime supporter of our countywide cleanups, Harrah’s leads volunteer efforts at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside and at Lake Wohlford with ILACSD each spring and fall. They also selected ILACSD to be the recipient of their charity slot tournament in April, which worked out great with the timing of ILACSD’s first ever matching campaign.

Thanks for all that you do for the community, Harrah’s!

»Invest in a clean San Diego

School Spotlight: 
Helix High School

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Shout-out to Helix High School! For the seventh year, Helix has incorporated our presentation into their science curriculum, having us visit all 17 of their Earth Science classes. In a single day, we reached 396 students, educating them about watersheds, storm drains, and actions they can take toward pollution prevention.

Thanks to our funders – the San Diego Airport Authority, the Port of San Diego, and the City of La Mesafor ensuring a brighter and cleaner future for San Diego!

»Schedule a presentation


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