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California Coastal Cleanup Day
San Diego County

Registration Opens August 26th!

Cleanup sites are updated regularly 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!

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!

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Event Information

Going to Bat for San Diego

SDG&E and the Padres are teaming up to offer Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers discounted tickets to the Padres vs. Dodgers game on Tuesday, September 24th at Petco Park! Stay tuned for more details - proof of participation required to receive the discount.

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2019 Sony Photo Contest - "Blast from the Past"

CCD19 Sony Photo Contest

To celebrate I Love A Clean San Diego's 65th Anniversary, we want you to recreate some of our vintage photos from our archives! These photos date from 1966 to 2004! If you have vintage cleanup photos of your own, you can use those for a personalized recreation!


  • Recreate a vintage photo at Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st
  • Submit the photo (along with the original) to by Thursday 9/26/19
  • Top 5 photos will be put to a vote on our Facebook
  • Voting will be open from 9/30-10/6; 1 like=1 vote
  • One winner will be announced on 10/7/2019
  • The winner receives a Sony Cybershot Camera!
  • Vintage photo options: Recreate from these photos, or use your own from a cleanup from back in the day!
  • Contact Carly Keen with questions: or (619) 704-2774
  • 2019 Bling Your Bucket Contest

    2019 Coastal Cleanup Day Bling Your Bucket

    65th Anniversary Commemorative Patch

    Reward your team's hard work at the cleanup with this year's patch! To celebrate I Love A Clean San Diego's 65th Anniversary, we have created a special patch set that includes 5 different patches for different opportunities in 2019: the central 65th I Love A Clean San Diego patch, and the 4 outer rockers - Coastal Cleanup Day, Zero Waste Workshop, Volunteer, and Creek to Bay. Participating on September 21st will earn you the Coastal Cleanup Day rocker! The order form will be posted on September 21st. You must have event registration verification to qualify for a patch.

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    2018 Bling Your Bucket Contest Winners!

    These creative volunteers showed their artsy side while promoting a Zero Waste lifestyle at Coastal Cleanup Day. We present to you: the 2018 Coastal Cleanup Day Bling Your Bucket Contest Winners!

    (Clockwise from top right): Abby, Sean and Ayden; Jessalyn and Samantha; Emily; Samantha; Dominic; Mary Rose; Aaliyah and Sophia; Juhlissa; and these 12 festive girls from Daisy Troop 4803.

    CCD18 BYB Winners

    Why We Do This...

    Visit our Marine Debris Page to learn how you can help reduce pollution in the ocean.
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    10 Easy Things You Can Do To Protect Your Waterways!
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    Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors for supporting this wonderful event!

    Visit the Sponsors page to see all of our supporters and click through to their pages to see how else they contribute to our community.
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    If you had a valuable Coastal Cleanup Day experience and would like to give back to the event, make a donation below!

      Donate Now
    San Diego County Coordinators
    Support I Love A Clean San Diego as we celebrate our 65th Anniversary and donate to Coastal Cleanup Day!
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9AM - 12noon