Saturday, September 19th, 2009 – 9am to 12 noon
Join the Friends of Rose Creek, San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love a Clean San Diego as we clean up Rose Creek. After the Cleanup join us for an Ice Cream Social provided by Campland on the Bay (Thank you!). Meet at Mission Bay High School (Faculty/East parking lot) in Pacific Beach. 2475 Grand Avenue. A great big shout out to Henry’s Marketplace in Pacific Beach for kicking down fruit for cleanup volunteers.
Please wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and a hat. We will be providing water and some gloves; however, volunteers are welcome to bring extra water and strongly encouraged to bring heavy-duty work or gardening gloves as we won’t have enough for everyone. We are hoping to send a crew into an area of the creek with Poison Oak. If you’re interested in pulling trash out of the jungle, please wear long sleeves and volunteer for Poison Oak territory.
We’ll be cleaning up Rose Creek between Mission Bay High School and Mission Bay Drive as well as a site along Santa Fe Street if we get enough volunteers. – click here to sign up and preregister. If you’re not preregistered, please come 15 minutes early.
This is a great opportunity to obtain community service hours for students and learn about wetlands eco-systems.
Special Volunteer needs: We need someone with a pickup truck who can help haul trash from various points along the creek to our dumpster. We also could use someone with a mini-van to drive a crew of volunteers up to a site along Santa Fe Street that is over a mile away.
Check back for more info as we get closer to the event.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) – that’s 25 years of protecting and restoring our beautiful California communities! San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love A Clean San Diego, in partnership with the California Coastal Commission, will continue to coordinate San Diego’s largest volunteer event in support of the marine environment. The mission of CCD is to engage people to remove debris from the California’s beaches and waterways; to identify the sources of marine debris; and ultimately change the behaviors that cause pollution.