Cleanup sites are on the VOLUNTEER page - take a look to find cleanup locations near you! Coastal locations are popular, but consider volunteering at a canyon or park to prevent litter from entering our waterways! Sites highlighted in green need your help (without you the Site Captains will be cleaning up all by themselves):
Check out all the available contests and volunteer perks for our awesome volunteers on the Event Info page, like discounted tickets to the 9/24 Padres vs. Dodgers game, the Sony Photo Contest (with a 65th Anniversary throwback twist!) and Commemorative Scout Patch!
Meet at Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego 92109 in the Faculty Parking Lot (eastern most parking lot at the east end of campus just off Grand Avenue and adjacent to Rose Creek.)
From I-5 N, exit 23A toward Grand Ave/Garnet Ave. Merge onto Mission Bay Dr and turn slight left onto Grand Ave. If you pass Mossy Toyota or reach Garnet Ave, you’ve gone too far. Turn left into the Faculty Parking Lot. If you miss it, make a U-Turn at Lee Street (Traffic Signal).
Reduce your carbon footprint by taking public transportation to the cleanup:
MTSD Bus #30 stops at Mission Bay High School. Get off at Culver Street and Grand Avenue at the west end of campus. You can get bus #30 at Old Town Transit Center or anywhere along Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach as well as selected stops on Mission Blvd. North of Grand Avenue.
From I-5 S, EXIT 23 toward Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue (use the left lane on the freeway exit ramp. Stay straight to go onto Mission Bay Dr. Take the 3rd right onto Grand Ave (just past Rubios). If you are entering Mission Bay Park or I-5 you’ve gone too far. Turn left into the Faculty Parking Lot. If you miss it, make a U-Turn at Lee Street (Traffic Signal).
Volunteers are advised to wear comfortable, closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening or heavy duty work gloves. Coordinators ask volunteers to participate in the Bring Your Own Reusable campaign, by also bringing along buckets and reusable water bottles to reduce waste created at the cleanup. Children's wagons are helpful to shuttle trash from the creek to the dumpsters. **Projects include invasive non-native plant removal (arundo).**
The 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day involves over 100 cleanup sites in San Diego County. The event's reach doesn't stop here. Coastal Cleanup Day is celebrated across California as well as all 50 states, and held in over 150 countries worldwide.
San Diego County Coordinators
Support I Love A Clean San Diego as we celebrate our 65th Anniversary and donate to Coastal Cleanup Day!