San Diegans cleanup the county on Earth Day

Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-23 14:19:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Thousands of San Diegans Saturday helped clean up the county in celebration of Earth Day.

The 15th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego, held cleanups at more than 100 sites around San Diego County.

"Instead of turning a blind eye to the abundance of litter found across San Diego County, ILACSD's volunteers channeled their appreciation for San Diego's environment into action to protect it," the group said in a statement.

Senator Toni Atkins was among the participants helping out Saturday.

Last year, about 6,400 volunteers removed 150,000 pounds of trash from 110 sites around the county.

In 2016, ILACSD removed about 500,000 pounds of litter from San Diego's environment with the help of 33,000 volunteers, according to the group.

Their next county-wide cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 16, on Coastal Cleanup Day.