Thousands of volunteers, including area residents, military personnel and Harbor Police divers, will gather along the shores of San Diego Bay on Saturday, August 25, 2012 to remove trash and debris as part of Operation Clean Sweep's 22nd annual event.
The cleanup will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in five locations and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in two other areas. Following the cleanup efforts, volunteers are welcome to gather at the Port of San Diego's Cesar Chavez Park for an after-party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the San Diego Port Tenants Association, the Port of San Diego, the United States Navy, San Diego Gas & Electric, the United States Coast Guard and dozens of SDPTA member businesses, is one of the largest environmental cleanup efforts on the West Coast.
Last year's event resulted in the removal of over 42,000 pounds of debris.
Shoreside cleanup locations include Chollas Creek, the Sweetwater Marsh in Chula Vista, Pond 20 in Imperial Beach, the Convair Lagoon near Harbor Island, the F Street Marsh in Chula Vista and the Paradise Creek Marsh in National City.
Each volunteer will receive gloves, trash bags and an Operation Clean Sweep t-shirt. Doughnuts will be provided courtesy of the San Diego Port Tenants Association.
Source: Port of San Diego