Celebrate Earth Day Weekend and Help Cleanup San Diego

I Love a Clean San Diego Hosting 8th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup-

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Earth Day 2010 has come and gone, but what are YOU doing this Earth Day weekend? I Love a Clean San Diego (http://www.ilacsd.org/) is hosting their 8th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup effort this Saturday April 24th from 9am-12 noon. Come on out and be a part of cleaning up over 200,000 lbs of trash in five different zones around San Diego County. Top it off, you not only get to help remove over 200 tons of trash, but you’ll also get a reusable water bottle with the phrase “Green Starts Here”.

Please visit www.creektobay.org for a complete list of cleanup sites throughout San Diego County and volunteer today! In addition to cleanup efforts, volunteers will also participate in storm drain stenciling, tree planting, and other beautification activities.

So… what are you doing this Saturday? Head on down to one the cleanup sites and put some work in for the environment!

*Press Release*

Cleanup Poised to Set Records

Thousands Responding Locally to Rally Call for Volunteers

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – I Love A Clean San Diego is poised to set records at the 8th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday April 24th from 9am – 12noon. While 3,500 volunteers have already committed to combating the litter problem facing our region, there is still time to join the effort. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the event website, www.creektobay.org to view the full list of cleanup sites and register for one of the largest environmental events of the year.

I Love A Clean San Diego estimates that volunteers will remove close to 200,000 pounds of trash on Saturday, the weight of over 25 killer whales like local celebrity, Shamu. Volunteers will also engage in storm drain stenciling, tree planting, and other beautification activities at a handful of sites. In order to further the message of sustainability, volunteers will receive a reusable water bottle, branded with the phrase “Green Starts Here”. These bottles help to remind residents of simple, every day behavior changes that can make a positive impact on our environment.

The County of San Diego and the City of San Diego have taken the lead in supporting this year’s event through support from Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and Supervisor Greg Cox, as well as Think Blue – City of San Diego Storm Water Department. Close to 100% of San Diego County’s eighteen jurisdictions have committed to supporting the cleanup event, further corroborating the need for this effort.

After a recent stint volunteering, a SANYO team member stated, “It really felt like we were making a difference, and it was great to see that everyone worked so hard together as a team.” There is still time to get involved in this year’s cleanup and feel that sense of accomplishment after donating your time to support the environment. Visit the website, www.creektobay.org for a complete list of cleanup sites. Show your love for a CLEAN San Diego by signing up today!

ILACSD promotes awareness of environmental issues including resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling, community enhancement, and pollution prevention. For more information about I Love A Clean San Diego, visit www.cleansd.org or call 1-800-237-BLUE. I Love A Clean San Diego…Do You?

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