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California Coastal Cleanup Day
San Diego County
Event Information
Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 Patch 

Reward your Scout Troop or Tribe's hard work at the cleanup with this year's patch! Patch requests will be open on September 17, 2018. Please return to this page after the event to fill out the order form. You must have event registration verification to qualify for a patch. 

CCD18 patch design

Coastal Cleanup Day Sony Photo Contest - 2017 Winner!
Thank you for voting! View our finalists and WINNER of the Sony Point and Shoot Camera here! Congratulations to Katrina Berge for the most likes on her awesome photo from Tecolote Canyon! 

Bling Your Bucket Contest
 I Love A Clean San Diego is continuing the Bling Your Bucket art contest for all ages that encourages participants to use their creativity and imagination to learn why it is important to keep our waterways, beaches, and ocean free from marine littler.  Winners will receive great prizes and have their picture posted on this website for one year! Adults are encouraged to participate as well!
CCD18 BYB flyer

Create Your Own Sand Sifter 

In addition to decorating your own bucket, you can further emphasize REUSE by decorating your own milk jug to use at the cleanup.  You can simply decorate and bring a milk jug, or create your own milk jug sand sifter to remove the smaller pieces of plastic and those pesky cigarette butts out of the sand at your cleanup site.  Help us practice the 3 R's, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse at this year's Coastal Cleanup Day by following the milk jug sand sifter project below. 

  1. Plastic milk gallon or water jugwinner_4.2
  2. Duct tape
  3. Scissors
  4. One piece of window screen (most hardware stores have screen)
  1. Wash and dry plastic jug
  2. Cut off the top of the jug in an oval shape without cutting off the jug's handle. It is best to cut the jug on a stable surface to prevent any accidents.
  3. Place the 6x6 inch screen on top of the hole. Carefully tape the screen with duct tape to the jug, securing the screen as tightly as possible to the jug.
  4. Cut out the bottom of the jug and put tape around all the edges. (To cover all sharp edges) 
  5. Clean the beach! You are now ready to filter small bits of plastic, cigarette butts and other kinds of plastic by scooping sand and sifting it through the wire screen. You can now find all the trash hidden 
We collect valuable data from all of our cleanup sites during Coastal Cleanup Day! This data helps us understand how we can better prevent litter.  Instead of using paper data cards, download Ocean Conservancy's new mobile data collection app, Clean Swell! Available on iPhone and Android devices! 
San Diego County Coordinator
Donate to Clean Up Day
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9AM - 12noon