This year, there will be two cleanup site along Rose Creek: one at Mission Bay High School and one off Santa Fe Street. Registration is now open.
Lower Rose Creek: We recommend those with family members 15 or younger sign up for the Mission Bay High School Site. Click here to pre-register for this site.
Upper Rose Creek: We recommend those with a group aged 16 years or older, all able to walk on rough terrain with no serious reactions to Poison Oak sign up for the Santa Fe Street location. Click here to pre-register for this site. Tip! After the cleanup, go home wash your clothes in cold water and take a cold shower to remove any traces of Poison Oak you may have come into contact with inadvertently.
Pre-registration helps us plan equipment and snacks so we encourage everyone to pre-register. However, if you don’t, feel free to just show up to the event and we’ll put you to work.
Campland on the Bay is donating ice cream for our Ice Cream Social starting at 11:45 AM – both locations, so plan on staying for a bit and maybe win a prize or two at the raffle.
For those of you who have not yet been to a Rose Creek cleanup, these aren’t no wimply beach cleanups where you pick up a couple of cigarette butts and call it a day. Volunteers at Rose Creek cleanups have found couches, hot tubs, gas barbecues, car batteries, broken surfboards and of course shopping carts. If you’re up on Santa Fe, you’ll be weaving through trails with bushs and trees rubbing up against you. Dress accordingly. Boots are recommended at both locations although any closed toe show would be OK at the Mission Bay High location. Long sleeves, long pants and a good sunhat are also key pieces of equipment to bring.
To cut down on waste at Creek to Bay, please bring your own reusable water bottle, and reusable clean up supplies such as buckets, burlap bags, and work gloves. This will reduce how many plastic bags, plastic cups, and single-use gloves we throw away through this event. Help us promote reducing and reusing at Creek to Bay and BYO reusable alternatives!
Last year the Creek to Bay Clean’s 5,350 volunteers spanned out across 75 coastal and inland cleanup sites throughout San Diego County, removing 80 tons of debris. Not only did these volunteers protect communities countywide, but they additionally prevented marine debris caused by litter that travels from San Diego’s creeks, streams and storm drains to the coast where it contaminates our bays and beaches.