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California Coastal Cleanup Day
San Diego County

Volunteers Wanted At Sites in Need!

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):

National City - Paradise Creek Educational Park (Plogging site) |  De Luz - Ross Lake | City Heights - Cooper Canyon | City Heights - Olivia/47th St. Canyon

Download the group-format waiver to save time - great for minors and large groups

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!

CCD19 Logo ILACSD 65 Logo

Site Captains

What is a site captain?

Click here to view a flyer with more information.

Our site captains lead an individual site on the day of the event. ILACSD provides training, cleanup supplies, additional volunteer outreach, website coordination for registration, and hauling for the trash and debris collected.

Before the event, site captains are responsible for communicating with our team via email/phone, picking up cleanup supplies from our office - either at one of our site captain training dates (highly encouraged for newer site captains) or at another time before the event. 

Some duties include: 

- Leading volunteers day of - coordinating waiver signing, providing cleanup supplies, safety speech, etc.

- Choose and scout cleanup location

- Locate where the dumpster should be on-site, if necessary, within ILACSD's deadlines

- Report back totals and accomplishments to ILACSD by 12pm the day of the event

- Return supplies within a timely manner to ILACSD at celebration party or at our offices

If you are interested, please reach out to Lauren Short at for locations needed. The deadline to be a site captain is July 17th, 2019! 

Site Captain Resources

Educational Display Instructions for Cleanup Sites:



Biomagnification Diagram


Recycle Board


Food Web Game


Cigarette Butt's Affect on Water Display


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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Registration opens August 26th! Log in with an existing account or create an account on the Volunteer page to register as an individual or as a group.
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