Several locations in Escondido will get the spic n’ span treatment this weekend as part of a countywide effort.
I Love a Clean San Diego. (ILACSD) is hosting its 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17 from 9 a.m. – noon. Over 110 sites have been designated throughout San Diego to help beautify and eliminate litter and carbon footprints from our surrounding parks, recreation areas, wildlife preserves, and more. More than 8,000 volunteers come together to help rejuvenate our local environment by removing harmful waste.
Records show that 190,000 pounds of garbage and waste products were removed from our local landscapes at the most recent effort Cleanup Day. This included people working to remove invasive plants, establishing walking and biking trails, repainting and beautifying areas, and planting more foliage in various parts of the County.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help out the cause. It is recommended that all participants wear closed-toed shoes and check ahead to be prepared for local weather conditions. ILACSD asks that volunteers go the web site to register and sign a waiver in order to participate. Visit www.CleanupDay.org for registration and waiver links, as well as information for additional sites available across San Diego County.
Locally, volunteers are welcome to sign up and join the group(s) at the following locations in Escondido:
Meet at Hilltop Picnic Area to check in at the start of the event. It is the first picnic area on the left side after the ranger station. This location currently has 71 volunteers registered for this site.
Creek at Harmony Grove Road
Meet at 2555 Harmony Grove Road in Escondido. This location currently has 35 volunteers registered.
(In desperate need of more volunteers)
Meet at Ranger Station in the Main Parking Lot at 25453 Lake Wolhford Road. Currently, only 17 volunteers are registered for this large site.
Santa Fe Creek Preserve
Meet at 19109 Suerte Del Este in Escondido. This area is an easement road that leads east from Suerte del Este. For more information on directions and special instructions visit the Coastal Cleanup website at cleanupday.org
Bringing your own cleanup materials, like reusable buckets and bags to carry waste to the designated dump sites, reusable drinking bottles and your own gloves is a great way to help contribute to the cause for the day.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and this organization has done a great deal to bring San Diego County together to keep this community as beautiful as we all know it to be.