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California Coastal Cleanup Day
San Diego County

2019 Results!

In just three hours today, more than 6,500 volunteers cleared nearly 145,000 pounds (72.5 tons) of waste and debris from streets, canyons, parks and the coastline in communities across San Diego County for the 35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, organized by the nonprofit I Love A Clean San Diego. The day’s environmental protection effort took place at 107 sites around the region and prevented the equivalent of 5,500 garbage trucks emptying their contents into the ocean.

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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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Coastal Cleanup Day is a volunteer event for all ages. Check out the Event information page for information about the Bling Your Bucket Contest, Sony Photo Contest, and learn about how to order free 65th Anniversary Scout Patches.
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 26, 2020 from 8am-11am