I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) engaged over 7,500 volunteers at 114 cleanup sites simultaneously at this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day in mid-September. During the three-hour event, volunteers worked to restore the health and beauty of San Diego’s natural environment by removing more than 150,000 pounds of trash and pollutants. Volunteers also removed graffiti, replaced invasive plants with water-wise native plants, and performed general park maintenance.

Coastal Cleanup Day is one of hundreds of cleanups hosted by ILACSD, receiving attention from several of San Diego’s elected officials who visited cleanup sites in their respective districts. For over 60 years, ILACSD has been San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, serving as an environmental catalyst, awakening passion, inspiring action, and empowering everyone to create a lasting, positive impact on the local environment. For information about how to get involved visit www.cleansd.org.