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Creek to Bay Cleanup scheduled for April 26

I Love A Clean San Diego’s signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. As part of the national Great American Cleanup, thousands of volunteers will gather at more than 90 coastal and inland sites around San Diego County to help preserve the local environment by cleaning and beautifying these outdoor areas. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

ILACSD hosted its first Creek to Bay Cleanup 12 years ago with 27 cleanup sites and 2,000 volunteers. The event has continued to grow and is now one of the biggest cleanup events of the year in San Diego County. In 2013, approximately 6,000 volunteers removed 100 tons of debris from their local communities during the three-hour event. The removal of trash is not the only focus of the event -- volunteers will also perform storm drain stenciling, landscaping and graffiti removal.

The Creek to Bay Cleanup is one of a handful of community engagement projects coordinated by ILACSD each year. With all ILACSD events combined, volunteers remove an astounding one million pounds of debris every two years.

The organization has been mobilizing volunteers around beautification and pollution prevention projects since 1954.

For a complete list of cleanup sites and to register to volunteer, visit www.CreektoBay.org after April 1.

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