Over 7,500 volunteers participated in I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at 110 cleanup sites throughout San Diego County, as well as a several supported sites in Tijuana, Mexico, in September. Local sites included San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach and Powerhouse Park, San Dieguito Lagoon, and Crest Canyon in Del Mar. Volunteers helped beautify and restore the environment by collecting more than 150,000 pounds of trash and recyclables, removing graffiti, replacing invasive plants with water-wise native plants, painting murals, planting trees, and restoring trails. Several elected officials visited cleanup sites in their respective districts, including Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott.

Coastal Cleanup Day is one of hundreds of cleanups hosted by ILACSD in an effort to awaken passion and inspire action to improve the health and beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Learn how you can get involved at www.ilacsd.org.