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San Diego County
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2014 Bling Your Bucket Winners Announced!

Thank you to all volunteers that submitted entries into the 2014 Bling Your Bucket contest for Coastal Cleanup Day.  I Love A Clean San Diego greatly appreciates all participants that set a positive example and reduced and reused at Coastal Cleanup Day!  Winners are displayed below.  Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

winner winner___alistair winner___weaver winner___oksana winner___brandon

winner___melaniewinner___amy winner___grace winner___molly winner___melanie12 winner___maya

For winners from the 2013 Bling Your Bucket contest, click here.

CCD14 Patches: 

Thank you for your participation in Coastal Cleanup Day!  We are no longer accepting online patch orders through the website.  If you have any questions, please contact

Patches will be mailed out in early October, or are available for pick up at ILACSD offices, located in Liberty Station in Point Loma, in the San Diego Foundation building at 2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 150, San Diego 92106.  Office hours are Mon - Fri from 9AM - 5PM, except for holidays.  See below for the 2014 patch.


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 jug winner_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 in the sand!
Reduce waste at this year's cleanup by bringing along your own bucket, work gloves, and reusable water bottle. Many of our sites strive to be "zero waste" this year and you can help them!
San Diego County Coordinator
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Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9AM - 12noon