With the goal of ensuring clean water and clean beaches for all San Diegans and visitors, the City of San Diego is collaborating with local nonprofit organizations to host a series of cleanup and educational events on 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1962 Abbott St. to celebrate the 37th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day and the 20th anniversary of Think Blue San Diego, one of the City’s longest-running and most successful public outreach campaigns.
Think Blue’s main event in Ocean Beach will feature a cleanup at 9 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. program with Mayor Todd Gloria, City Council President Jennifer Campbell and other dignitaries thanking volunteers for taking part in the cleanup organized by I Love A Clean San Diego, which leads local efforts for Coastal Cleanup Day.
Other events for Coastal Cleanup Day are happening at the Mission Valley Preserve with The San Diego River Park Foundation, in the Tijuana River Valley with Wildcoast, and in University City with Coastkeeper for its annual Ride the Tide bike tour.
San Diego is defined by the natural beauty of its beaches and coastal waters, and keeping those precious resources clean, safe and healthy is the mission of Think Blue San Diego. Clean water and clean beaches are made possible by clean stormwater, so Think Blue is relaunching its public outreach and education campaign to inform San Diegans about the importance of stormwater operations to our quality of life. Implementing innovative, proactive steps to stop pollution before it gets into the storm drain system helps protect our fellow San Diegans and local wildlife.