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Update Coastal Cleanup Day: County Volunteers Showing Up In a Big Way for Global Effort

Sep 26, 2020 03:40AM ● By Paul Spear

Update Coastal Cleanup Day: County Volunteers Showing Up In a Big Way for Global Effort

Update Coastal Cleanup Day: Volunteers with I Love A Clean San Diego Poised to Contribute Significantly to 2020 Global Effort


SAN DIEGO COUNTY (Sept. 25, 2020) - In a year where COVID-19 has hindered organized volunteerism, over 7,500 registered volunteers throughout San Diego County have committed to make their mark on the 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup campaign. A day before the event, data show the county’s registered volunteers make up 22 percent of all volunteers reported globally for International Coastal Cleanup.


“We are encouraged by these numbers and it is critical all volunteers report their results after their cleanup to make our effort official on September 26 for our region’s Coastal Cleanup Day,” said Lauren Short the event’s manager with I Love A Clean San Diego. “People in San Diego County are showing up for the environment in tough a year, so let’s make it count in this shared global effort.”


I Love A Clean San Diego piloted the close-to-home, socially distanced cleanup at the countywide Creek to Bay Cleanup in June of this year, which has expanded for tomorrow’s Coastal Cleanup Day.


Volunteer registration is still open at for Coastal Cleanup Day, September 26, 2020.


Current Volunteer Participation International Coastal Cleanup

September 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.


Source: Ocean Conservancy

California: 4,796 volunteers reported

International: 33,631 volunteers reported


Coastal Cleanup Day – San Diego County

Source: I Love A Clean San Diego

7,581 volunteers reported


About Coastal Cleanup Day

I Love A Clean San Diego has been the official organizer of Coastal Cleanup Day in San Diego County since it was founded in 1985. The event is a major part of International Coastal Cleanup, which is facilitated by The Ocean Conservancy and includes many U.S. states and territories, and over 70 countries. Within California, Coastal Cleanup Day is a partnership between the California Coastal Commission, nonprofit groups, cities and counties throughout the state. San Diego County Volunteers are joining hundreds of thousands of volunteers all over the world in the removal of pollution from our connected ecosystems.


About I Love A Clean San Diego

Founded in 1954, I Love A Clean San Diego is an environmental nonprofit supporting residents and businesses of San Diego County through youth and adult education, and local action through impactful volunteer events and workshops. As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego’s programs are an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action to empower everyone to be leaders in conservation and waste-free living. Our community is passion in action to maintain and improve the health of the home we love. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.


Ian Monahan

Philanthropy & Marketing, Senior Manager

I Love A Clean San Diego
5797 Chesapeake Court, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92123


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