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I Love A Clean San Diego promotes a massive cleanup to the far reaches of canyons, beaches

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILAC­SD) has expanded the organization’s most popular volunteer program, Adopt-A-Beach or Canyon, which cur­rently engages nearly 10,000 volun­teers annually.

ILACSD’s Adopt-A-Canyon expan­sion will include two adoptable sites in Escondido: Dixon Lake and Kit Car­son Park. ILACSD invites the Escon­dido community and neighboring areas to kick off this new program by attend­ing the first Clean Canyons Cleanup at Dixon Lake from 9 a.m. to noon Satur­day, Feb. 27.

The expansion has been made pos­sible through a grant from the Escon­dido Charitable Foundation.

ILACSD provides Adopt-A-Canyon volunteers with cleanup supplies and data cards to better understand the types of litter that impact San Diego’s environment.

The program’s tagline, Clean Can­yons for a Clean Coast, points to the fact that 80 percent of marine debris originates at inland sources such as parks, canyons and urban streets. Once this debris reaches the coastline, and ultimately the Pacific Ocean, it is diffi­cult to remove and poses serious health threats to marine animals and humans alike.

Volunteers of all ages are wel­come and can sign up for the cleanup at Informa­tion: or call (619) 291- 0103.

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