BB HANDS ON: CREEK TO BAY CLEAN-UP
Last month I posted about a Making a Difference by participating in a community clean-up event. I couldn’t even remember the last time I participated in a clean-up event, but I knew that it being Earth Month was a perfect reason to get involved. So on April 25th I grabbed a friend to participate in the “Creek to Bay Cleanup” event here in San Diego.
The Creek to Bay Cleanup is an annual event in San Diego County, organized by the non-profit I Love a Clean San Diego. This event encourages the community to get together to clean-up and beautify over 100 sites around the county. I love our beaches here in San Diego and I decided to pick Tourmaline Beach as our clean-up site for the day. We joined about 20 other volunteers at our site to walk the beach and pick-up any trash that didn’t belong. It felt good to say that most of this trash we came across were very small pieces of litter. However, we did come across some large and unsafe items. The most common items were cigarette buds, and unfortunately we did come across a syringe sticking out of the sand. My friend and I weighed in our buckets of trash at the end and came up with one pound each. But from all the sites from the event, volunteers picked-up over 130,000 pounds of trash! It just goes to show how when we work together we can make a huge impact. I love calling San Diego home and am happy that I was able to do my part to keep it clean and safe for both residents and visitors!