Saturday, September 16, 2017 is International Coastal Cleanup Day.

The Friends of Rose Creek and I Love A Clean San Diego will be hosting a cleanup along Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. Last year we had 140 people who collected 4,740 pounds of trash. Let’s do better this year.

Reduce waste at this year’s cleanup by bringing along your own wagons and buckets, work gloves, and reusable water bottle. Many of our sites strive to be “zero waste” this year and you can help them!
We collect valuable data from all of our cleanup sites during Coastal Cleanup Day! This data helps us understand how we can better prevent litter. Instead of using paper data cards, download Ocean Conservancy’s new mobile data collection app, Clean Swell! Available on iPhone and Android devices!

Campland-on-the-Bay is once again generously donating ice cream for all volunteers. Make sure to stay until 11:45 a.m. when the ice cream shows up and when we have a raffle for cool environmentally themed prizes.
Please bring wagons to  help transport trash from where you find it back to the dumpster. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Bring your reusable water bottle. Drinking water and healthy snacks will be provided.  Did we mention, please bring wagons!


Click here to register.  Pre-registering helps us make sure we have plenty of healthy snacks for our volunteers and of course, plenty of ice cream.

Learn how you can protect Rose Creek, Mission Bay, and the Pacific Ocean by reading 10 Easy Things You Can Do To Protect Your Precious Waterways.

Join the Friends of Rose Creek, I Love A Clean San Diego and the San Diego County Bike Coalition as we search Rose Creek and environs for trash to take to the dump. Meet at Mission Bay High School, located at 2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109. Wear closed toe shoes, long pants and long sleeves. A hat is a great idea.

Pre-register online so we can get an estimated head count for Ice Cream and other supplies. Download the event waiver here.

All participants under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign. Or just come down to Mission Bay High School about 8:45 AM on Saturday, April 23. We’ll be in the Faculty Parking Lot on the east side of campus overlooking Rose Creek and you can sign up on the spot! Plenty of overflow parking is available in the Student Lot on the west side of campus at the corner of Lee Street and Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach.

Bling Your Bucket Contest

We’ll have snacks, prizes, and all the kidz who shows up can participate in the Bling Your Bucket contest. Decorate those buckets, wheel barrows and wagons before you come. Reusable is the message we are trying to promote. Participate in the Bling Your Bucket contest to minimize the use of trash bags. We’re here to get rid of trash – not create more of it. For entry rules, click here.

Coastal Cleanup Day Photo Contest

Submit a photo for our Coastal Cleanup Day Photo Contest! Take a picture during the event inspired by this years theme: Discovering a clean San Diego! Your volunteerism on Coastal Cleanup Day will lead to a more beautiful San Diego – and we want you to capture that beauty in a picture! Click here for more details. 

Scout Patches

I Love A Clean San Diego provides patches for free to Coastal Cleanup Day scouting volunteers. Patches will be available after the cleanup. Click here for details.

Bling Your Bucket

I Love A Clean San Diego is continuing the Bling Your Bucket art contest for all ages that encourages participants to use their creativity and imagination to learn why it is important to keep our waterways, beaches, and ocean free from marine littler. Winners will receive great prizes and have their picture posted on this website for one year! Adults are encouraged to participate as well!

Ice Cream Social and Raffle

Ice creIce Cream for All Volunteersam social provided for volunteers starting at 11:45 a.m., donated by Campland-on the-Bay.  We will have some fun prizes to raffle off to -olunteers during the ice cream social. Vegan options will be available – please ask for Vegan.Campland on the Bay

***Please have parent supervision for children. ***

Click here for more information on I Love A Clean San Diego – they make this event possible! Please consider donating to this amazing 501(c)3 that makes this and many other cleanup events in San Diego and Tijuana possible.ilacsd_logo_ftr The Friends of Rose Creek is only able to host these large Rose Creek cleanup events because of the logistical and financial support of I Love A Clean San Diego. Click here to make a donation on-line.

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