While the Creek to Bay Cleanup has come and gone, one thing still remains — the community pride felt by thousands of San Diego residents who showed their support for our local environment by spending a few hours restoring it at today’s 11th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup.
According to I Love a Clean San Diego, preliminary totals from the event suggest that over 5,000 volunteers participated on April 26, removing more than 150,000 pounds of trash. Participants scattered across a record 90 cleanup sites countywide. From a staggering 495 volunteers at Poway Lake to a small but mighty group of 6 volunteers at Sunshine Park, the local environment is a lot cleaner thanks to the efforts of today’s participants. A group of 25 boaters even took to the water to clean up San Diego Bay by boat!
The hard core volunteers that showed up at Rose Creek despite a cold windy day with scattered showers had a huge impact. From cleaning up dangerous conditions on the Rose Creek Bike Path under Garnet to the younger set who cleanup up near the Mike Gotch Bridge our small group of volunteers surpassed expectations. After all, we San Diegans are known for being weather wimps and more than half of our pre-registered volunteers stayed home.
A huge shout out to Legoland, Birch Aquarium, Keil’s Grocery, and Lou Robbins for the great raffle prizes. A very special thanks to Campland on the Bay for donating ice cream for the volunteers.
We had a great group of enthusiastic kids and some of they created drawings of their experiences at Creek to Bay Cleanup along Rose Creek.
To learn more about Creek to Bay Cleanup, visit I Love A Clean San Diego’s blog.