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.